Detection of binary pulsars with GPU-accelerated sinusoidal Hough transformations.

Laidler, Christopher and Kuttel, Michelle M. (2013) Detection of binary pulsars with GPU-accelerated sinusoidal Hough transformations., Proceedings of Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXII, ASP Conference Series, 5-8 November 2012, Champaign, IL, USA, 475, 83-87.

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Analysis of relativistic binary pulsars is currently the best means by which to test theories of gravity in strong gravitational fields. Four-dimensional Hough transformations can detect sinusoids in noisy images. Hough transformations can by applied to Dynamic Power Spectra to detect the sinusoidal sift in observed spin frequency from binary pulsars in approximately circular orbits. We present four alternative GPU implementations of a Hough transformation algorithm, which we apply to synthesized Dynamic Power Spectra data to determine the GPU kernel that provides the best acceleration.

Item Type: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: computational astronomy, pulsars
Subjects: Computing methodologies
Applied computing > Physical sciences and engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2013
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:33

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