Patel, Pinkesh K. (2011) Search for gravitational waves from a nearby neutron star using barycentric resampling. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:09142010-170958877
Rapidly spinning neutron stars in our Galactic neighborhood are promising sources of quasi-monochromatic continuous gravitational waves observable by the current LIGO detectors. I describe a search done on the LIGO S5 data, looking for an isolated neutron star hypothesized to be at a distance of about 100 parsecs. This kind of search is computationally bound and is made possible by the implementation of barycentric resampling, which is described here as well. I also describe the work done at the Hanford LIGO site, while taking data for the Astrowatch program.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Subject Keywords:||Gravitaional Waves, Resampling, Continuous Waves, Neutron Stars|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||26 August 2010|
|Author Email:||ppatel23 (AT) gmail.com|
|Default Usage Policy:||No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.|
|Deposited By:||Pinkesh Patel|
|Deposited On:||01 Oct 2010 22:09|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 04:30|
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