Low-latency detection and localization of gravitational waves from compact binary coalescences

Qi Chu

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Following the first direct detection of gravitational waves by LIGO, the next breakthrough could be joint observations with electromagnetic emissions. This thesis presents the scientific motivation and development of a new low-latency binary merger gravitational wave detect ion pipeline to help facilitate capture of prompt electromagnetic emissions. This new development includes the exploration of coherent information from different detectors, a novel significance evaluation method for gravitational wave signals, and computational acceleration using Graphics Processing Units. This thesis reports on the pipeline performance using realistic data, and also reports on a preliminary online search result during the first Advanced LIGO science run.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    • Blair, David, Supervisor
    • Wen, Linqing, Supervisor
    • Wicenec, Andreas, Supervisor
    • Chen, Yanbei, Supervisor
    Award date10 Jul 2017
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017


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