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Use and abuse of the model waveform accuracy standards

Lindblom, Lee (2009) Use and abuse of the model waveform accuracy standards. Physical Review D, 80 (6). Art. No. 064019. ISSN 0556-2821.

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Accuracy standards have been developed to ensure that the waveforms used for gravitational-wave data analysis are good enough to serve their intended purposes. These standards place constraints on certain norms of the frequency-domain representations of the waveform errors. Examples are given here of possible misinterpretations and misapplications of these standards, whose effect could be to vitiate the quality control they were intended to enforce. Suggestions are given for ways to avoid these problems.

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Additional Information:© 2009 The American Physical Society. Received 2 July 2009; published 15 September 2009. I thank B. Owen for helpful conversations concerning this work, and M. Scheel and U. Sperhake for helpful comments and suggestions on an earlier draft of this paper. This research was supported in part by a grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, by NSF Grant Nos. DMS- 0553302, PHY-0601459, and PHY-0652995, and by NASA Grant No. NNX09AF97G.
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Classification Code:PACS numbers: # 07.05.Kf Physics data analysis and management # 04.25.D- Numerical relativity # 04.25.dg Numerical studies of black holes and black-hole binaries # 04.30.-w Gravitational waves
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Official Citation:Use and abuse of the model waveform accuracy standards Lee Lindblom, Phys. Rev. D 80, 064019 (2009), DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.80.064019
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