LIGO Document P990002-x0

Automatic Cross-talk Removal from Multi-Channel Data

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A technique is described for removing interference from a signal of interest (“channel 1”) which is one of a set of N time-domain instrumental signals (“channels 1 to N”). We assume that channel 1 is a linear combination of “true” signal plus noise, and that the “true” signal is not correlated with the noise. We also assume that part of this noise is produced, in a poorly-understood way, by the environment, and that the environment is monitored by channels 2 to N. Finally, we assume that the contribution of channel n to channel 1 is described by an (unknown!) linear transfer function Rn(t-t’). Our technique estimates the Ri and provides a way to subtract the environmental contamination from channel 1, giving an estimate of the “true” signal which minimizes its variance. It also provides some insights into how the environment is contaminating the signal of interest. The method is illustrated with data from a prototype interferometric gravitational-wave detector, in which the channel of interest (differential displacement) is heavily contaminated by environmental noise (magnetic and seismic noise) and laser frequency noise but where the coupling between the signals is not known in advance. Env
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Migrated document information from the old DCC:
- Full document number: LIGO-P990002-00-E
- Author(s): Bruce Allen; Wensheng Hua; Adrian Ottewill
- Document date: 1999-03-10
- Document received date: 1999-03-10
- Document entry date: 1999-03-10

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