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					 9.N5 Gravitational Wave Antenna (GWA)

                                                          9.N5 - Table 1 – GWA – Third 18 months Execution Plan
     WP                                          th       nd
                                              37 to 42 months                                       43rd to 48th month                                      49th to 54th month
                                  - Analysis and comparison of main sources           - Analysis and comparison of main sources limiting       - Analysis and comparison of main sources
                                    limiting the Virgo and GEO sensitivities:           the Virgo and GEO sensitivities: low frequency           limiting the Virgo and GEO sensitivities: low
                                    diffused light/acoustic couplings                   noise                                                    frequency noise
                                  - Short term improvements: how to reduce            - Short term improvements: how to reduce e.m.            - Short term improvements: how to reduce low
                                    diffused light effects                              noise                                                    frequency noise
       1              Tasks       - Comparison of characterization methodologies      - Comparison of characterization methodologies           - Comparison of characterization methodologies
   Antennas                       and tools: glitch monitor                             and tools: data quality issues                           and tools: data quality issues
 commissioning
      and                         - Reciprocal exchange of software tools: data      - Continue joint work for development and                 - Continue joint work for development and
characterization                    viewer and glitch monitor                        implementation of common algorithms                         implementation of common algorithms
                                  - Continue joint work for development and
                                    implementation of common algorithms
                   Milestones     - Annual Report                                                                                              - Progress report
                       and
                   Deliverables   - Recommendation report for long term improvements

                                  - Apply stochastic background search to GEO-        - Investigate and develop new searches for               -Develop new searches for gravitational waves
                                    VIRGO data exchanged under LSC-VIRGO                gravitational waves associated with observations        associated with observations in the
                                    collaboration                                       in the electromagnetic spectrum                         electromagnetic spectrum
                                  - Review and report results from joint searches     - Revision of recommendation report on the               - Support the joint analysis of data from LSC-
                                    and compare the results achieved by the             planning of joint observations for all signal            Virgo network
                                    different collaborations                            classes
                                                                                                                                               - Support the exchange of knowledge between
       2              Tasks
                                  - Support the joint analysis of data from LSC-      - Support the joint analysis of data from LSC-             theoretical and DA studies
Joint operation                     Virgo network                                       Virgo network
of antennas and                                                                                                                                - Preparation of the science case for future
                                  - Support the exchange of knowledge between         - Support the exchange of knowledge between                detectors
 network data
                                    theoretical and DA studies                          theoretical and DA studies
    analysis
                                  - Preparation of the science case for future        - Preparation of the science case for future detectors
                                    detectors

                   Milestones     - Annual Report                                                                                              - Progress Report
                       and        - Revision of recommendation report on the planning of joint observations for all signal classes,
                   Deliverables     including the technical proposals for the related data exchange and analysis
                                                        9.N5 - Table 1 – GWA – Third 18 months Execution Plan
     WP                                        th       nd
                                            37 to 42 months                                   43rd to 48th month                                   49th to 54th month
                                 - Conceptual design of the 2nd generation GW   Conceptual design of the 2nd generation GW            - Conceptual design of the 2nd generation GW
                                   detectors                                     detectors                                              detectors
                                 - Evaluation of the major technologies and     - Evaluation of the major technologies and            - Evaluation of the major technologies and
        3            Tasks         topologies of a 3rd generation detector        topologies of a 3rd generation detector               topologies of a 3rd generation detector
   European
                                                                                - Writing a white book defining the strategy of the   - Writing a white book defining the strategy of
  strategy for                                                                    European GW community over a 10 years time            the European GW community over a 10 years
future antennas                                                                   scale                                                 time scale
                  Milestones     - Annual Report                                                                                      - Draft of white book defining the strategy of the
                      and                                                                                                               European GW community over a 10 years time
                  Deliverables                                                                                                          scale
                          9.N5 - Table 2 – GWA - First 18 months Implementation Plan
      Tasks and Deliverables          37th To 42nd Month       43rd To 48th Month          49th To 54th Month
                                   WP 1: Antennas commissioning and characterization
Tasks:
1.1 a
  - Analysis and comparison of main
    sources limiting the Virgo and GEO
    sensitivities: control noise
1.1 b
 - Analysis and comparison of main
sources limiting the Virgo and GEO
sensitivities: diffused light and acoustic
couplings
1.1 c
 - Analysis and comparison of main
sources limiting the Virgo and GEO
sensitivities: detectors long term
behavior
1.2
  - Writing of annual report
1.3 a
  - Comparison of characterization
    methodologies: noise non stationarity
    monitor
1.3 b
 - Comparison of characterization
methodologies: automatic noise budget
1.3 c
 - Comparison of characterization
methodologies: detector automation and
operation procedures
1.4 a
 - Reciprocal exchange of software tools:
    discuss tools, identify possible
    benefits of the exchange
1.4 b
- Reciprocal exchange of software tools:
study compatibility
1.4 c
- Reciprocal exchange of software tools:
implement the software to be exchanged
(if benefits and compatibility are clear)
1.5
  - Development of common algorithms
1.6
 - Implementation of common algorithms
Deliverables:
 - Annual Report

                             WP 2: Joint operation of antennas and network data analysis
Tasks:
2.1
 - Apply stochastic background search to
GEO-VIRGO data exchanged under
LSC-VIRGO collaboration
2.2
 - Review and report results from joint
searches and compare the results
achieved by the different collaborations

2.3
 - Investigate and develop new searches
for gravitational waves associated with
observations in the electromagnetic
spectrum
                          9.N5 - Table 2 – GWA - First 18 months Implementation Plan
      Tasks and Deliverables          37th To 42nd Month       43rd To 48th Month        49th To 54th Month
2.4
 - Develop new searches for
gravitational waves associated with
observations in the electromagnetic
spectrum

 2.5
  - Support the joint analysis of data from
 LSC-Virgo network
 2.6
  - Support the exchange of knowledge
 between theoretical and DA studies
 2.7
  - Preparation of the science case for
 future detectors
Deliverables:
- Annual Report
                                          WP 3 : European strategy for future antennas
Tasks:
3.1
- Conceptual design of the 2nd generation
GW detectors
3.2
- Evaluation of the major technologies
and topologies of a 3rd generation
detector
3.3
- Writing a white book defining the
strategy of the European GW community
over a 10 years time scale
Deliverables:
 - Annual Report

				
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