[0805.1972] Mock LISA Data Challenge 1B: improved search for galactic white dwarf binaries using an F-statistic template bank

Authors: John T. Whelan, Reinhard Prix, Deepak Khurana

Date: 14 May 2008

Abstract: We report on our F-statistic search for white-dwarf binary signals in the Mock LISA Data Challenge 1B (MLDC1B). We focus in particular on the improvements in our search pipeline since MLDC1, namely refinements in the search pipeline and the use of a more accurate detector response (rigid adiabatic approximation). The search method employs a hierarchical template-grid based exploration of the parameter space, using a coincidence step to distinguish between primary (‘true’) and secondary maxima, followed by a final (multi-TDI) ‘zoom’ stage to provide an accurate parameter estimation of the final candidates.

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May 14, 2008

0805.1972 (/preprints)
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