Estimation of parameters of gravitational waves from coalescing binaries

R. Balasubramanian, B. S. Sathyaprakash, S. V. Dhurandhar

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L463-L470
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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