Angular resolution of the LISA gravitational wave detector

  title={Angular resolution of the LISA gravitational wave detector},
  author={Curt Cutler},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  • C. Cutler
  • Published 24 March 1997
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
We calculate the angular resolution of the planned LISA detector, a space-based laser interferometer for measuring low-frequency gravitational waves from galactic and extragalactic sources. LISA is not a pointed instrument; it is an all-sky monitor with a quadrupolar beam pattern. LISA will measure simultaneously both polarization components of incoming gravitational waves, so the data will consist of two time series. All physical properties of the source, including its position, must be… 

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