LIGO Document P1200087-v46

Prospects for Observing and Localizing Gravitational-Wave Transients with Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo and KAGRA

Document #:
LIGO-P1200087-v46
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P - Publications
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LIGO-P1200087-v47
26 Apr 2018, 12:55
LIGO-P1200087-v42
08 Sep 2017, 10:38
LIGO-P1200087-v32
09 Feb 2016, 01:31
LIGO-P1200087-v19
24 Apr 2014, 06:29
Abstract:
We present possible observing scenarios for the Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo and KAGRA gravitational-wave detectors over the next decade, with the intention of providing information to the astronomy community to facilitate planning for multi-messenger astronomy with gravitational waves. We estimate the sensitivity of the network to transient gravitational-wave signals, and study the capability of the network to determine the sky location of the source. We report our findings for gravitational-wave transients, with particular focus on gravitational-wave signals from the inspiral of binary neutron star systems, which are the most promising targets for multi-messenger astronomy. The ability to localize the sources of the detected signals depends on the geographical distribution of the detectors and their relative sensitivity, and 90% credible regions can be as large as thousands of square degrees when only two sensitive detectors are operational. Determining the sky position of a significant fraction of detected signals to areas of 5 square degrees to 20 square degrees requires at least three detectors of sensitivity within a factor of ~2 of each other and with a broad frequency bandwidth.
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  • Manuscript (gw_commission_observe_GW170817.pdf, 1.9 MB)
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Keywords:
observing-scenario
Notes and Changes:
Version accepted to Living Reviews in Relativity.

Wiki for this update

https://wiki.ligo.org/LSC/JRPComm/ObservingUpdate

Associated with Events:
held on 08 May 2014 in NSF HQ
Publication Information:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.0670

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