AIGO - Australian International Gravitational Oberservatory

Program Description: AIGO is LIGO’s Australian partner. A single gravitational wave detector, like a single human ear, is unable to tell the direction of a gravitational wave. Once the widely spaced detectors are connected (via the internet), however, it will be possible to calculate the direction of a wave from the varying arrival times of signals at each location. The addition of one southern hemisphere detector greatly improves the network. To detect gravitational waves in the Southern Hemisphere, a detector on the West Coast of Australia will work with all the other detectors, thereby raising the total number of detectable sources by 270%. On average, LIGO-Australia improves the directional precision of the network by 400%.

Organization Description: see LIGO

Data Description: see LIGO

Project Type: Instrument

Project Domains: Math and Physical Sciences

Budget: 1 Million Euros

Program Data

Location Lat/Lon Coordinates Location Type Data Type Data Generation Single Data Instance Size (TB) Estimated Daily Data Size (GB) Estimated Annual Data Size (PB) Average Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Maximum Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Online Repository Size (PB) Total Repository Size (PB) Delay Tolerance (minutes) Jitter Sensitive? Uses the Cloud?
Australia -31.3461,115.9047 Instrument Data Not Specified 1.00 - -