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The fourth science run of the LIGO and GEO 600 gravitational-wave detectors, carried out in early 2005, collected data with significantly lower noise than previous science runs. We report on a search for short-duration gravitational-wave bursts with arbitrary waveform in the 64?1600 Hz frequency range appearing in all three LIGO interferometers. Signal consistency tests, data quality cuts and auxiliary-channel vetoes are applied to reduce the rate of spurious triggers. No gravitational-wave signals are detected in 15.5 days of live observation time; we set a frequentist upper limit of 0.15 day\^ (?1) (at 90% confidence level) on the rate of bursts with large enough amplitudes to be detected reliably. The amplitude sensitivity of the search, characterized using Monte Carlo simulations, is several times better than that of previous searches. We also provide rough estimates of the distances at which representative supernova and binary black hole merger signals could be detected with 50% efficiency by this analysis.

@article{caltechauthors43326, volume = {24}, number = {22}, month = {November}, author = {B. Abbott and R. Abbott and Rana X. Adhikari and J. Agresti and S. B. Anderson and M. Araya and H. Armandula and S. Ballmer and B. C. Barish and B. Bhawal and G. Billingsley and E. Black and K. Blackburn and R. Bork and V. Boschi and P. R. Brady and D. A. Brown and D. Busby and L. Cardenas and C. Cepeda and S. Chatterji and D. Coyne and T. D. Creighton and E. D'Ambrosio and R. DeSalvo and R. J. Dupuis and P. Ehrens and E. Espinoza and T. Etzel and M. Evans and S. Fairhurst and D. Fazi and L. M. Goggin and J. Heefner and A. Ivanov and W. Kells and D. G. Keppel and P. King and V. Kondrashov and D. Kozak and A. Lazzarini and M. Lei and K. Libbrecht and P. Lindquist and M. Mageswaran and K. Mailand and V. Mandic and E. Maros and S. Meshkov and E. Messaritaki and D. Meyers and O. Miyakawa and T. Nash and P. Patel and M. Pedraza and N. A. Robertson and P. Russell and M. Samidi and V. Sannibale and B. Sears and X. Siemens and M. R. Smith and P. J. Sutton and M. Tarallo and R. Taylor and M. Tinto and W. Tyler and M. Varvella and S. Vass and A. Villar and S. J. Waldman and L. Wallace and R. Ward and D. Webber and A. J. Weinstein and S. E. Whitcomb and P. A. Willems and H. Yamamoto and L. Zhang and J. Zweizig and P. Savov and K. S. Thorne and M. Vallisneri and R. W. P. Drever}, note = {{\copyright} 2007 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 3 May 2007, in final form 28 August 2007. Published 24 October 2007. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory and the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Max-Planck-Society, and the State of Niedersachsen/Germany for support of the construction and operation of the GEO 600 detector. The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support of the research by these agencies and by the Australian Research Council, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India, the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy, the Spanish Ministerio de Educaci{\`o}n y Ciencia, the Conselleria d?Economia, Hisenda i Innovaci{\`o} of the Govern de les Illes Balears, the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Carnegie Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the Alfred P Sloan Foundation. This document has been assigned LIGO Laboratory document number LIGO-P060016-B-Z.}, title = {Search for gravitational-wave bursts in LIGO data from the fourth science run}, publisher = {Institute of Physics}, year = {2007}, journal = {Classical and Quantum Gravity}, pages = {5343--5369}, url = {http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140113-082240415}, abstract = {The fourth science run of the LIGO and GEO 600 gravitational-wave detectors, carried out in early 2005, collected data with significantly lower noise than previous science runs. We report on a search for short-duration gravitational-wave bursts with arbitrary waveform in the 64?1600 Hz frequency range appearing in all three LIGO interferometers. Signal consistency tests, data quality cuts and auxiliary-channel vetoes are applied to reduce the rate of spurious triggers. No gravitational-wave signals are detected in 15.5 days of live observation time; we set a frequentist upper limit of 0.15 day{\^{ }}(?1) (at 90\% confidence level) on the rate of bursts with large enough amplitudes to be detected reliably. The amplitude sensitivity of the search, characterized using Monte Carlo simulations, is several times better than that of previous searches. We also provide rough estimates of the distances at which representative supernova and binary black hole merger signals could be detected with 50\% efficiency by this analysis.} }

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