Data Analysis and Algorithms for G.W. Antennas

  • G. V. Pallottino
  • G. Pizzella
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 40)


The analysis of the sensitivity of a gravitational wave detector shows that the role of the algorithms used for the analysis of the data is comparable to that of the experimental apparatus.

We discuss the response of an antenna to an incoming gravitational wave, deriving a mathematical model of the system, which is used for examining various algorithms of data analysis, including the optimum filter and the matched filter. A brief discussion of coincidence techniques, using two detectors, is also included.


Gravitational Wave Matched Filter Noise Temperature Voltage Noise Original Time Series 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. V. Pallottino
    • 1
  • G. Pizzella
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità La SapienzaRomaItaly

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