# LISA capture sources: Approximate waveforms, signal-to-noise ratios, and parameter estimation accuracy

@article{Barack2004LISACS, title={LISA capture sources: Approximate waveforms, signal-to-noise ratios, and parameter estimation accuracy}, author={Leor Barack and Curt Cutler}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2004}, volume={69}, pages={082005} }

Captures of stellar-mass compact objects (COs) by massive ($\sim 10^6 M_\odot$) black holes (MBHs) are potentially an important source for LISA, the proposed space-based gravitational-wave (GW) detector. The orbits of the inspiraling COs are highly complicated; they can remain rather eccentric up until the final plunge, and display extreme versions of relativistic perihelion precession and Lense-Thirring precession of the orbital plane. The strongest capture signals will be ~10 times weaker…

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