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Estimation of parameters of gravitational waves from coalescing binaries

Balasubramanian, Ramachandran., Sathyaprakash, Bangalore Suryanarayana and Dhurandhar, S. V. 1995. Estimation of parameters of gravitational waves from coalescing binaries. Pramana 45 (5) , L463-L470. 10.1007/BF02875180

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Abstract

In this paper we deal with the measurement of parameters of the gravitational wave signal emitted by a coalescing binary system of compact stars. We present the results of Monte Carlo simulations carried out for initial LIGO, incorporating the first post-Newtonian corrections to the waveform. Using the parameters so determined, we estimate the direction to the source. We stress the use of the time-of-coalescence rather than the time-of-arrival of the signal to determine the direction of the source. We show that this can considerably reduce the errors in the determination of the direction of the source.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gravitational waves; coalescing binaries; data analysis
Publisher: Springer Link
ISSN: 0304-4289
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 04:41
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/46181

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