Detecting sources of continuous gravitation waves

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow
Department Name: School of Physics and Astronomy


Detecting sources of continuous gravitation waves


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/N504075/1 30/09/2015 30/03/2021
1802914 Studentship ST/N504075/1 30/09/2016 30/03/2020 Joseph Bayley
Title SOAP 
Description This uses the well known Viterbi algorithm, and applys it to the search for continuous gravitational waves. In this application it finds the most probable track through a spectrogram, and uses our statistic to decide whether a detection has been made. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We hope this will be a useful tool in the detection of continuous gravitational waves, and also a tool to identify instrumental effects within a gravitational wave detector. 
Title Armadillo 
Description Software loads matlab simulink diagrams into a python network graph. This is then reads in information for filters and other blocks in the simulink diagram such that a transfer function can be found between any two points within this model. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact No obvious impacts yet as still in development. 
Title SOAP - web 
Description Tool uses search method based of viterbi algorithm. This runs on chosen ligo data via the web interface and returns results on chosen frequecy bands such that any interesting candidates can be identified. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact No direct impacts as still in testing. Will hopefully be a useful tool to identify instumental noise within the LIGO data.