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An overview of the second round of the Mock LISA Data Challenges


Babak,  Stanislav
Astrophysical Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Arnaud, K. A., Babak, S., Baker, J. G., Benacquista, M. J., Cornish, N. J., Cutler, C., et al. (2007). An overview of the second round of the Mock LISA Data Challenges. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 24(19), S551-S564.

Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-4937-7
The Mock Data Challenges (MLDCs) have the dual purpose of fostering the development of LISA data-analysis tools and capabilities and of demonstrating the technical readiness already achieved by the gravitational-wave community in distilling a rich science payoff from the LISA data. The first round of MLDCs has just been completed and the second-round data sets are being released shortly after this workshop. The second-round data sets contain radiation from an entire Galactic population of stellar-mass binary systems, from massive--black-hole binaries, and from extreme--mass-ratio inspirals. These data sets are designed to capture much of the complexity that is expected in the actual LISA data, and should provide a fairly realistic setting to test advanced data-analysis techniques, and in particular the global aspect of the analysis. Here we describe the second round of MLDCs and provide details about its implementation.