19 July 2010 Transiting planet search in the Kepler pipeline
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The Kepler Mission simultaneously measures the brightness of more than 160,000 stars every 29.4 minutes over a 3.5-year mission to search for transiting planets. Detecting transits is a signal-detection problem where the signal of interest is a periodic pulse train and the predominant noise source is non-white, non-stationary (1/f) type process of stellar variability. Many stars also exhibit coherent or quasi-coherent oscillations. The detection algorithm first identifies and removes strong oscillations followed by an adaptive, wavelet-based matched filter. We discuss how we obtain super-resolution detection statistics and the effectiveness of the algorithm for Kepler flight data.
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Jon M. Jenkins, Jon M. Jenkins, Hema Chandrasekaran, Hema Chandrasekaran, Sean D. McCauliff, Sean D. McCauliff, Douglas A. Caldwell, Douglas A. Caldwell, Peter Tenenbaum, Peter Tenenbaum, Jie Li, Jie Li, Todd C. Klaus, Todd C. Klaus, Miles T. Cote, Miles T. Cote, Christopher Middour, Christopher Middour, } "Transiting planet search in the Kepler pipeline", Proc. SPIE 7740, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy, 77400D (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856764; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856764
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