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Early Advanced LIGO binary neutron-star sky localization and parameter estimation

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dc.contributor.author Berry, C P L
dc.contributor.author Farr, B
dc.contributor.author Farr, W M
dc.contributor.author Haster, C-J
dc.contributor.author Mandel, I
dc.contributor.author Middleton, H
dc.contributor.author Singer, L P
dc.contributor.author Urban, A L
dc.contributor.author Vecchio, A
dc.contributor.author Vitale, S
dc.contributor.author Cannon, K
dc.contributor.author Graff, P B
dc.contributor.author Hanna, C
dc.contributor.author Pankow, C
dc.contributor.author Price, L R
dc.contributor.author Sidery, T
dc.contributor.author Veitch, J
dc.contributor.author Ray Pitambar Mohapatra, Satyanarayan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-28T17:54:27Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-28T17:54:27Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06
dc.date.submitted 2016-04
dc.identifier.issn 1742-6588
dc.identifier.issn 1742-6596
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/108499
dc.description.abstract 2015 will see the first observations of Advanced LIGO and the start of the gravitational-wave (GW) advanced-detector era. One of the most promising sources for ground- based GW detectors are binary neutron-star (BNS) coalescences. In order to use any detections for astrophysics, we must understand the capabilities of our parameter-estimation analysis. By simulating the GWs from an astrophysically motivated population of BNSs, we examine the accuracy of parameter inferences in the early advanced-detector era. We find that sky location, which is important for electromagnetic follow-up, can be determined rapidly (~ 5 s), but that sky areas may be hundreds of square degrees. The degeneracy between component mass and spin means there is significant uncertainty for measurements of the individual masses and spins; however, the chirp mass is well measured (typically better than 0.1%). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher IOP Publishing en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/716/1/012031 en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ en_US
dc.source IOP Publishing en_US
dc.title Early Advanced LIGO binary neutron-star sky localization and parameter estimation en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Berry, C P L; Farr, B; Farr, W M; Haster, C-J; Mandel, I; Middleton, H; Singer, L P et al. “Early Advanced LIGO Binary Neutron-Star Sky Localization and Parameter Estimation.” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 716 (May 2016): 012031. © 2016 IOP Publishing en_US
dc.contributor.department Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthor Ray Pitambar Mohapatra, Satyanarayan
dc.relation.journal Journal of Physics: Conference Series en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense PUBLISHER_CC en_US
dc.eprint.version Final published version en_US
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle en_US
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewed en_US
dspace.orderedauthors Berry, C P L; Farr, B; Farr, W M; Haster, C-J; Mandel, I; Middleton, H; Singer, L P; Urban, A L; Vecchio, A; Vitale, S; Cannon, K; Graff, P B; Hanna, C; Mohapatra, S; Pankow, C; Price, L R; Sidery, T; Veitch, J en_US
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