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Detection template families for gravitational waves from the final stages of binary-black-hole inspirals: Nonspinning case

Buonanno, Alessandra and Chen, Yanbei and Vallisneri, Michele (2003) Detection template families for gravitational waves from the final stages of binary-black-hole inspirals: Nonspinning case. Physical Review D, 67 (2). Art. 024016. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.67.024016.

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We investigate the problem of detecting gravitational waves from binaries of nonspinning black holes with masses m=5-20M., moving on quasicircular orbits, which are arguably the most promising sources for first-generation ground-based detectors. We analyze and compare all the currently available post-Newtonian approximations for the relativistic two-body dynamics; for these binaries, different approximations predict different waveforms. We then construct examples of detection template families that embed all the approximate models and that could be used to detect the true gravitational-wave signal (but not to characterize accurately its physical parameters). We estimate that the fitting factor for our detection families is greater than or similar to0.95 (corresponding to an event rate loss less than or similar to15%) and we estimate that the discretization of the template family, for similar to10(4) templates, increases the loss to less than or similar to20%.

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Chen, Yanbei0000-0002-9730-9463
Vallisneri, Michele0000-0002-4162-0033
Additional Information:© 2003 The American Physical Society. Received 28 May 2002. Published 17 January 2003. We wish to thank Kashif Alvi, Luc Blanchet, David Chernoff, Teviet Creighton, Thibault Damour, Scott Hughes, Albert Lazzarini, Bangalore Sathyaprakash, Kip Thorne, Massimo Tinto and Andrea Vicere` for very useful discussions and interactions. We also thank Thibault Damour, Bangalore Sathyaprakash, and especially Kip Thorne for a very careful reading of this manuscript and for stimulating comments; we thank Luc Blanchet for useful discussions on the relation between MECO and ISCO analyzed in Sec. IV A and David Chernoff for having shared with us his code for the computation of the L model. We acknowledge support from NSF grant PHY-0099568. For A.B., this research was also supported by Caltech’s Richard Chase Tolman fund.
Errata:Erratum: Detection template families for gravitational waves from the final stages of binary–black-hole inspirals: Nonspinning case [Phys. Rev. D 67, 024016 (2003)] Alessandra Buonanno, Yanbei Chen, and Michele Vallisneri Phys. Rev. D 74, 029903 (2006).
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Subject Keywords:PACS numbers: 04.30.Db, 04.25.Nx, 04.80.Nn, 95.55.Ym
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