The advanced Virgo (AdV) sensitivity might be influenced by the effects of environmental noise, in particular magnetic noise (MN). In order to show the impact on the gravitational-wave strain signal h(t) and on the AdV sensitivity, we must understand the coupling between the environmental magnetic activity and the strain. The relationship between the environmental noise—measured by a physical environment monitor (PEM)—and h(t) is investigated using injection studies, where an intentional stimulus is introduced and the responses of both PEM sensors and the instrument are analyzed. We also present the most outstanding measurements and results obtained from both the characterization and the mitigation studies of the environmental MN. Results show that MN does not affect AdV sensitivity up to 100 Mpc in BNS range.
Classical and Quantum Gravity
- Pub Date:
- November 2019
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics;
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
- Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors