LIGO Document P1500072-v3

The impact of terrestrial noise on the detectability and reconstruction of gravitational wave signals from core-collapse supernovae

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- Introduction to gravitational waves and GW astronomy.
- Introduction to Advanced LIGO interferometer design and instrumentation.

- Detailed description of the event-trigger-generator (ETG) Omicron and a performance study of the algorithms Omicron, DMT-Omega, ExcessPower KleineWelle, BayesWave, and PCAT.

- Introduction to gravitational wave signals produced by core-collapse supernovae (CCSN).
- Tuning cWB2G (the flagship burst search algorithm) and BayesWave (a Bayesian burst parameter estimation pipeline) to optimally resolve CCSN signals.
- The detection and reconstruction of simulated CCSN signals in Advanced era colored Gaussian noise by cWB2G and BayesWave.

- Introduction to detector characterization.
- Introduction to the Advanced LIGO active seismic isolation and suspensions instrumentation.
- Study of the propogation of transient motion from the ground to the optics table.

- Tying it all together: a study of the impact of realistic noise on the detection and reconstruction of CCSN by cWB2G and Bayeswave using simulated CCSN signals injected into real S5/VSR2 re-colored noise.

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