# Networks of gravitational wave detectors and three figures of merit

@article{Schutz2011NetworksOG, title={Networks of gravitational wave detectors and three figures of merit}, author={Bernard F. Schutz}, journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics}, year={2011} }

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 increases than previously thought... I show that there is a universal probability distribution function (pdf) for detected SNR values, which implies…

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