A blind search for Continuous Gravitational Waves (CGW) sources, e.g. unknown pulsars, requires covering of huge parameter space and thus enormous computational resources. The only way to do that is by using distributed computing, the Einstein@Home (EAH) project. The output of EAH are small regions of parameter space called candidates. In the final step of data analysis a "follow up" is needed to rule out the candidates or claim detection of CGW.
I am working on optimization of the "follow up" procedure, using coherent and semi-coherent search techniques, in order to have fully automated and standardized work flow.
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
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