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dc.contributor.authorBeniwal, D.en
dc.contributor.authorClearwater, P.en
dc.contributor.authorDunn, L.en
dc.contributor.authorMelatos, A.en
dc.contributor.authorOttaway, D.en
dc.date.issued2021en
dc.identifier.citationPhysical Review D, 2021; 103(8):083009-1-083009-28en
dc.identifier.issn2470-0010en
dc.identifier.issn2470-0029en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/131243-
dc.description.abstractIsolated neutron stars are prime targets for continuous-wave (CW) searches by ground-based gravitational-wave interferometers. Results are presented from a CW search targeting ten pulsars. The search uses a semicoherent algorithm, which combines the maximum-likelihood F-statistic with a hidden Markov model (HMM) to efficiently detect and track quasi-monochromatic signals which wander randomly in frequency. The targets, which are associated with TeV sources detected by the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.), are chosen to test for gravitational radiation from young, energetic pulsars with strong γ-ray emission, and take maximum advantage of the frequency tracking capabilities of HMM compared to other CW search algorithms. The search uses data from the second observing run of the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (aLIGO). It scans 1−Hz sub-bands around f∗, 4f∗/3, and 2f∗, where f∗ denotes the star’s rotation frequency, in order to accommodate a physically plausible frequency mismatch between the electromagnetic and gravitational-wave emission. The 24 sub-bands searched in this study return 5,256 candidates above the Gaussian threshold with a false alarm probability of 1% per sub-band per target. Only 12 candidates survive the three data quality vetoes which are applied to separate non-Gaussian artifacts from true astrophysical signals. CW searches using the data from subsequent observing runs will clarify the status of the remaining candidates.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityDeeksha Beniwal, Patrick Clearwater, Liam Dunn, Andrew Melatos, and David Ottawayen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Societyen
dc.rights© 2021 American Physical Societyen
dc.titleSearch for continuous gravitational waves from ten H.E.S.S. sources using a hidden Markov modelen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevD.103.083009en
dc.relation.granthttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/CE170100004en
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidOttaway, D. [0000-0001-6794-1591]en
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