A new way of searching for transients: The ADWO method and its results

Z. Bagoly, Dorottya Szcsi, Jakub Rpa, Istvn N.I. Racz, Istvn N. Csabai, Lszl S. Dobos, Istvn N. Horvath, Lajos G. Balzs, L. Viktor Toth

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With the detection of gravitational wave emissions from from merging compact objects, it is now more important than ever to effectively mine the data-set of gamma-satellites for non-triggered, short-duration transients. Hence we developed a new method called the Automatized Detector Weight Optimization (ADWO), applicable for space-borne detectors such as Fermi’s GBM and RHESSI’s Ge detectors. Provided that the trigger time of an astrophysical event is well known (as in the case of a gravitational wave detection) but the detector response matrix is uncertain, ADWO combines the data of all detectors and energy channels to provide the best signal-to-noise ratio. We used ADWO to successfully identify any potential electromagnetic counterpart of gravitational wave events, as well as to detect previously un-triggered short-duration GRBs in the data-sets.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Event7th International Fermi Symposium, IFS 2017 - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Duration: Oct 15 2017Oct 20 2017


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Bagoly, Z., Szcsi, D., Rpa, J., Racz, I. N. I., Csabai, I. N., Dobos, L. S., Horvath, I. N., Balzs, L. G., & Viktor Toth, L. (2017). A new way of searching for transients: The ADWO method and its results. Proceedings of Science, 2017-October.