All-sky search for long-duration gravitational wave transients in the first Advanced LIGO observing run

LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration

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Abstract

We present the results of a search for long-duration gravitational wave transients in the data of the LIGO Hanford and LIGO Livingston second generation detectors between September 2015 and January 2016, with a total observational time of 49 d. The search targets gravitational wave transients of 10-500 s duration in a frequency band of 24-2048 Hz, with minimal assumptions about the signal waveform, polarization, source direction, or time of occurrence. No significant events were observed. As a result we set 90% confidence upper limits on the rate of long-duration gravitational wave transients for different types of gravitational wave signals. We also show that the search is sensitive to sources in the Galaxy emitting at least similar to 10-8 M(circle dot)c(2) in gravitational waves.
Original languageEnglish
Article number065009
Number of pages25
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • LIGO-Virgo
  • gravitational waves
  • long duration transient
  • UPPER LIMITS
  • BLACK-HOLE
  • SIGNALS
  • RADIATION
  • NEUTRINO
  • MODEL

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