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Mock LISA Data Archive

The Mock LISA Data Archive (MLDA) aims to provide realistic simulations of the output from the LISA observatory to interested researchers developing algorithms for analyzing LISA data. Various gravitational wave sources have been modeled using the best tools available, and the resulting waveforms have been run through the LISA Simulator to produce synthetic data streams.

It is hoped that the MLDA will help in the benchmarking of different data analysis procedures by providing a common ground for comparison. New contributions to the MLDA are most welcome - please contact mlda@athena.gsfc.nasa.gov for further information.

The main data products are a collection of interferometer outputs that include simulated detector noise and the fully modulated response of the detector to the input waveforms. The LISA Simulator produces the X, Y and Z Time-Delay Interferometry signals of Estabrook, Tinto & Armstrong, PRD 62, 042002 (2002), as modified by Cornish & Hellings, CQG 20, 4851 (2003), to account for relative spacecraft motion. These data streams are ready for use by data analysts. A short tutorial on how to use the MLDA is available.

Steering Committee

  • Neil Cornish, Convenor, Montana State University
  • John Baker, GSFC
  • Matt Benacquista, Montana State University - Billings
  • Joan Centrella, GSFC
  • Scott Hughes, MIT
  • Shane Larson, Penn State/CGWP
  • Michele Vallisneri, Caltech-JPL
  • Alberto Vecchio, Birmingham, UK


Sources classes

  • Galactic Binaries
  • Galactic Background
  • Supermassive Binary Black Holes
  • Extreme Mass Ratio Captures
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