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={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  • B. Schutz
  • Published 26 February 2011
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
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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