The characterization of ground-based gravitational-wave detector data

Marco Cavaglia
Missouri University of Science and Technology

One of the main challenges in detecting gravitational waves is distinguishing astrophysical signals from instrumental or environmental noise triggers produced by non-linear couplings between the detector subsystems and/or their environment. In this tutorial we will discuss some of the techniques commonly used to reduce the background of gravitational-wave searches, as well as a few novel approaches that are being developed to improve the quality of detector data.

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