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coherent WaveBurst, a pipeline for unmodeled gravitational-wave data analysis

Drago, Marco, Klimenko, Sergey, Lazzaro, Claudia, Milotti, Edoardo, Mitselmakher, Guenakh, Necula, Valentin, O'Brian, Brendan, Prodi, Giovanni Andrea, Salemi, Francesco, Szczepanczyk, Marek, Tiwari, Shubhanshu, Tiwari, Vaibhav, V, Gayathri, Vedovato, Gabriele and Yakushin, Igor 2021. coherent WaveBurst, a pipeline for unmodeled gravitational-wave data analysis. SoftwareX 14 , 100678. 10.1016/j.softx.2021.100678

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coherent WaveBurst (cWB) is a highly configurable pipeline designed to detect a broad range of gravitational-wave (GW) transients in the data of the worldwide network of GW detectors. The algorithmic core of cWB is a time–frequency analysis with the Wilson–Daubechies–Meyer wavelets aimed at the identification of GW events without prior knowledge of the signal waveform. cWB has been in active development since 2003 and it has been used to analyze all scientific data collected by the LIGO-Virgo detectors ever since. On September 14, 2015, the cWB low-latency search detected the first gravitational-wave event, GW150914, a merger of two black holes. In 2019, a public open-source version of cWB has been released with GPLv3 license.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2352-7110
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 27 July 2021
Date of Acceptance: 9 February 2021
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024 05:19

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