# PARAMETER ESTIMATION FOR BINARY NEUTRON-STAR COALESCENCES WITH REALISTIC NOISE DURING THE ADVANCED LIGO ERA

@article{Berry2014PARAMETEREF, title={PARAMETER ESTIMATION FOR BINARY NEUTRON-STAR COALESCENCES WITH REALISTIC NOISE DURING THE ADVANCED LIGO ERA}, author={Christopher P. L. Berry and Ilya Mandel and Hannah Middleton and Leo P. Singer and Alexander L. Urban and Alberto Vecchio and Salvatore Vitale and Kipp C. Cannon and Benjamin Farr and Will M. Farr and Philip Graff and Chad Hanna and Carl-Johan Haster and Satyanarayan Ray Pitambar Mohapatra and C. Pankow and Larry R. Price and Trevor Sidery and John Veitch}, journal={The Astrophysical Journal}, year={2014}, volume={804} }

Advanced ground-based gravitational-wave (GW) detectors begin operation imminently. Their intended goal is not only to make the first direct detection of GWs, but also to make inferences about the source systems. Binary neutron-star mergers are among the most promising sources. We investigate the performance of the parameter-estimation (PE) pipeline that will be used during the first observing run of the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (aLIGO) in 2015: we…

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