A search for gravitational waves from the millisecond pulsar PSR 0437-4715 has been initiated using the bar detector NIOBE which is located at the University of Western Australia. We present a detailed report on the data analysis algorithm, called phase plane rotation, which will be used in this search. A discussion of the actual implementation of the algorithm is presented. The data analysis algorithm mentioned above has the advantage that it requires minimal changes to the already-existing data acquisition facility of NIOBE but, at the same time, it is as efficient as optimal filtering in detecting a signal. This search involves a very long coherent integration of the bar output which may stretch over a few years. With some planned improvements in the detector, a three-year integration should be able to put an upper limit of h ∼ 10−26 on the signal amplitude.
Mohanty, S. D., et al. “A Data Analysis Approach for Detecting Gravitational Waves from PSR 0437–4715.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 301, no. 2, Oxford Academic, Dec. 1998, pp. 469–77, doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.1998.02024.x.
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