Networks of gravitational wave detectors and three figures of merit

  title={Networks of gravitational wave detectors and three figures of merit},
  author={Bernard F. Schutz},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
  • B. Schutz
  • Published 26 February 2011
  • Physics
  • Classical and Quantum Gravity
This paper develops a general framework for studying the effectiveness of networks of interferometric gravitational wave detectors and then uses it to show that enlarging the existing LIGO–VIRGO network with one or more planned or proposed detectors in Japan (LCGT), Australia, and India brings major benefits, including much larger detection rate increase than previously thought. I focus on detecting bursts, i.e. short-duration signals, with optimal coherent data-analysis methods. I show that… 

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