High-energy electromagnetic offline follow-up of LIGO-Virgo gravitational-wave binary coalescence candidate events

18 Feb 2015 Blackburn Lindy Briggs Michael S. Camp Jordan Christensen Nelson Connaughton Valerie Jenke Peter Remillard Ronald A. Veitch John

We present two different search methods for electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational-wave (GW) events from ground-based detectors using archival NASA high-energy data from the Fermi-GBM and RXTE-ASM instruments. To demonstrate the methods, we use a limited number of representative GW background noise events produced by a search for binary neutron star coalescence over the last two months of the LIGO-Virgo S6/VSR3 joint science run... (read more)

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