# GW170817: implications for the local kilonova rate and for surveys from ground-based facilities

@article{Valle2018GW170817IF, title={GW170817: implications for the local kilonova rate and for surveys from ground-based facilities}, author={M. D. Valle and D. Guetta and E. Cappellaro and L. Amati and M. T. Botticella and M. Branchesi and E. Brocato and L. Izzo and M. Perez-Torres and G. Stratta}, journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society}, year={2018}, volume={481}, pages={4355-4360} }

We compute the local rate of events similar to GRB 170817A, which has been recently found to be associated with a kilonova (KN) outburst. Our analysis finds an observed rate of such events of R$_{KN}\sim 352^{+810}_{-281}$ Gpc$^{-3}$yr$^{-1}$. After comparing at their face values this density of sGRB outbursts with the much higher density of Binary Neutron Star (BNS) mergers of 1540$^{+3200}_{-1220}$ Gpc$^{-3}$yr$^{-1}$, estimated by LIGO-Virgo collaboration, one can conclude, admittedly with… CONTINUE READING

#### Paper Mentions

5 Citations

#### References

##### Publications referenced by this paper.

SHOWING 1-10 OF 86 REFERENCES

GRAWITA: VLT Survey Telescope observations of the gravitational wave sources GW150914 and GW151226

- Physics
- 2017

12

Short GRBs: Opening Angles, Local Neutron Star Merger Rate, and Off-axis Events for GRB/GW Association

- Physics
- 2018

36

GW170817: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star Inspiral.

- Medicine, Physics
- 2017

2430