Commit e595af5a authored by Brandon Piotrzkowski's avatar Brandon Piotrzkowski

Change FAR threshold statement due to RAVEN

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Automated preliminary alerts are sent for all events that pass a false alarm
rate (:term:`FAR`) threshold. The :term:`FAR` threshold is :math:`4.8 \times
10^{-8}` Hz (one per 8 months) for :term:`CBC` searches and is :math:`1.1
\times 10^{-8}` (one per 3 years) for unmodeled burst searches. Since there are
rate (:term:`FAR`) threshold. The :term:`FAR` threshold is :math:`3.8 \times
10^{-8}` Hz (one per 10 months) for :term:`CBC` searches and is :math:`7.9
\times 10^{-9}` (one per 4 years) for unmodeled burst searches. Since there are
4 independent :term:`CBC` searches and 3 independent :term:`burst` searches,
as well as a coincidence search :doc:`RAVEN <searches>` that looks at the
results from both the aforementioned :term:`CBC` and :term:`burst` searches,
the effective rate of false alarms for :term:`CBC` sources is :math:`1.9 \times
10^{-7}` Hz (one per 2 months), and for unmodeled bursts is :math:`3.2 \times
10^{-8}` Hz (one per year).
......@@ -12,6 +12,8 @@ Version 14 (unreleased)
.. rubric:: Data Analysis
* Change FAR threshold due to the additional trials from RAVEN.
.. rubric:: Alert Contents
* Add VOEvent documentation and examples for gravitational-wave events that
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