A characteristic observable signature of preferred frame effects in relativistic binary pulsars

@inproceedings{Wex2008ACO,
  title={A characteristic observable signature of preferred frame effects in relativistic binary pulsars},
  author={Norbert Wex and Michael Kramer},
  year={2008}
}
In this paper we develop a consistent, phenomenological methodology to measure preferred-frame effects (PFEs) in binary pulsars that exhibit a high rate of periastron advance. We show that in these systems the existence of a preferred frame for gravity leads to an observable characteristic ‘signature’ in the timing data, which uniquely identifies this effect. We expand the standard Damour-Deruelle timing formula to incorporate this ‘signature’ and show how this new PFE timing model can be used… CONTINUE READING