We report on our F-statistic search for white-dwarf binary signals in the Mock LISA Data Challenge 1B (MLDC1B) . We focus in particular on the improvements in our search pipeline since MLDC1, namely refinements in the search pipeline and the use of a more accurate detector response (rigid adiabatic approximation). The search method employs a hierarchical template-grid based exploration of the parameter space, using a co¨ıncidence step to distinguish between primary (“true”) and secondary maxima, followed by a final (multi-TDI) “zoom” stage to provide an accurate parameter estimation of the final candidates.

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Classical and Quantum Gravity 25 (2008) 11pgs Also archived in arXiv:0805.1972 v2 Jun 27, 2008. Proceedings from the 12th Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Workshop, in Cambridge, MA from December 13-16, 2007 Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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Conference Proceeding

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School of Physics and Astronomy (COS)


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