We present here a new approach which simplifies considerably the data analysis for gravitational-wave antennas equipped with resonant transducer, based on the representation of the antenna as two independent oscillators. In fact, we can apply to each of the two modes of these antennas the same data analysis procedures already in use for antennas with nonresonant transducer and then compute the coincidences between the outputs of the two modes. The results deduced by such a procedure are in good agreement with the experimental results from the data collected in March 1984 with our 2270 kg 5056 Al bar cooled at liquid-helium temperature (T=4.2 K). The performances of the algorithms are presented in terms of the effective noise temperatures and sensitivity to short bursts of gravitational waves. With our experimental values, obtained by using a FET amplifier, we get an instrumental sensitivityF(v) of 6 J/m2 Hz. We have also evaluated the sensitivity of the detector for monochromatic gravitational waves with frequencies in bandwidths of ≏0.4 Hz around the frequenciesv − andv +, for one month of observation:h 0≏3·10−23.

DATA ANALYSIS FOR A GRAVITATIONAL WAVE ANTENNA WITH RESONANT CAPACITIVE

Coccia E;
1986

Abstract

We present here a new approach which simplifies considerably the data analysis for gravitational-wave antennas equipped with resonant transducer, based on the representation of the antenna as two independent oscillators. In fact, we can apply to each of the two modes of these antennas the same data analysis procedures already in use for antennas with nonresonant transducer and then compute the coincidences between the outputs of the two modes. The results deduced by such a procedure are in good agreement with the experimental results from the data collected in March 1984 with our 2270 kg 5056 Al bar cooled at liquid-helium temperature (T=4.2 K). The performances of the algorithms are presented in terms of the effective noise temperatures and sensitivity to short bursts of gravitational waves. With our experimental values, obtained by using a FET amplifier, we get an instrumental sensitivityF(v) of 6 J/m2 Hz. We have also evaluated the sensitivity of the detector for monochromatic gravitational waves with frequencies in bandwidths of ≏0.4 Hz around the frequenciesv − andv +, for one month of observation:h 0≏3·10−23.
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