Metrics for next-generation gravitational-wave detectors

@article{Hall2019MetricsFN,
  title={Metrics for next-generation gravitational-wave detectors},
  author={Evan D. Hall and Matthew Evans},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
  year={2019},
  volume={36}
}
  • E. Hall, M. Evans
  • Published 25 February 2019
  • Physics
  • Classical and Quantum Gravity
Gravitational-wave astrophysics has the potential to be transformed by a global network of longer, colder, and thus more sensitive detectors. This network must be constructed to address a wide range of science goals, involving binary coalescence signals as well as signals from other, potentially unknown, sources. It is crucial to understand which network configurations—the number, type, and location of the detectors in the network—can best achieve these goals. In this work we examine a large… 

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