A tapering window for time-domain templates and simulated signals in the detection of gravitational waves from coalescing compact binaries

  title={A tapering window for time-domain templates and simulated signals in the detection of gravitational waves from coalescing compact binaries},
  author={David McKechan and C. A. K. Robinson and Bangalore Sathyaprakash},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
Inspiral signals from binary black holes, in particular those with masses in the range may last for only a few cycles within a detector's most sensitive frequency band. The spectrum of a square-windowed time-domain signal could contain unwanted power that can cause problems in gravitational wave data analysis, particularly when the waveforms are of short duration. There may be leakage of power into frequency bins where no such power is expected, causing an excess of false alarms. We present a… Expand

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