Comparison of band-limited RMS of error channel and calibrated strain in LIGO S5 data

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Many LIGO data analysis pipelines use either the DARM_ERR or AS_Q channels as the data source and use a response function $R(f)$generated from time-dependent calibration measurements to convert tostrain in the frequency domain. As calibration varies on a time scale of tens of seconds, the response function must be updated frequently. An alternative is to use time-domain calibrated strain $h(t)$. During the recent year-long LIGO science run (S5), preliminary strain data was published alongside raw interferometer output, typically within half an hour of the raw data being produced. As strain data is now available in highly-reduced form within the LIGO data archive, it represents a convenient alternative for LIGO search pipelines. This paper examines a measure of quality for calibrated strain data by calculating the band-limited RMS (BLRMS) difference between $h(t)$ and strain $h {e}(t)$ as calculated directly from DARM_ERR in the frequency domain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmaldi7
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventEdoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 08 Jul 200714 Jul 2007


ConferenceEdoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves


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