LIGO Document T080312-v1

Whitened Merger-Waveform Autocorrelation Functions: Implications for Inspiral Event Localization in Advanced LIGO

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In this paper, we will discuss the autocorrelation functions of inspiral merger-waveforms to gain insight into the directional localization ability of Advanced LIGO observatories. To do so, we start with the proof that the array of observatories can be approximated as a synthetic aperture imaging system, which creates an image of the gravitational wave source. We present these images and discuss the localization that can be inferred from these functions. Finally, we discuss the relationship between this method and the coherent step of IHOPE to model the directional sensitivity for this analysis pipeline.
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