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Toward Early-warning Detection of Gravitational Waves from Compact Binary Coalescence

Cannon, Kipp and Cariou, Romain and Chapman, Adrian and Crispin-Ortuzar, Mireia and Fotopoulos, Nickolas and Frei, Melissa and Hanna, Chad and Kara, Erin and Keppel, Drew and Liao, Laura and Privitera, Stephen and Searle, Antony and Singer, Leo and Weinstein, Alan J. (2012) Toward Early-warning Detection of Gravitational Waves from Compact Binary Coalescence. Astrophysical Journal, 748 (2). Art. No. 136. ISSN 0004-637X.

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Rapid detection of compact binary coalescence (CBC) with a network of advanced gravitational-wave detectors will offer a unique opportunity for multi-messenger astronomy. Prompt detection alerts for the astronomical community might make it possible to observe the onset of electromagnetic emission from CBC. We demonstrate a computationally practical filtering strategy that could produce early-warning triggers before gravitational radiation from the final merger has arrived at the detectors.

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Kara, Erin0000-0003-0172-0854
Weinstein, Alan J.0000-0002-0928-6784
Additional Information:© 2012 American Astronomical Society. Received 2011 August 16; accepted 2012 January 25; published 2012 March 15. LIGO was constructed by the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with funding from the National Science Foundation and operates under cooperative agreement PHY-0107417. C.H. thanks Ilya Mandel for many discussions about rate estimates and the prospects of early detection, Patrick Brady for countless fruitful conversations about low-latency analysis methods, and John Zweizig for discussions about LIGO data acquisition. N.F. thanks Alessandra Corsi and Larry Price for illuminating discussions on astronomical motivations. L.S. thanks Shaun Hooper for productive conversations on signal processing. This research is supported by the National Science Foundation through a Graduate Research Fellowship to L.S. and by the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics through a fellowship to C.H. D.K. is supported from the Max Planck Gesellschaft. M.A.F. is supported by NSF Grant PHY-0855494. This paper has LIGO Document Number LIGOP0900004- v33.
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Subject Keywords: gamma-ray burst: general; gravitational waves; methods: data analysis; methods: numerical
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Official Citation:Toward Early-warning Detection of Gravitational Waves from Compact Binary Coalescence Kipp Cannon et al. 2012 ApJ 748 136
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Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
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