Parameter estimation on compact binary coalescences with abruptly terminating gravitational waveforms

  title={Parameter estimation on compact binary coalescences with abruptly terminating gravitational waveforms},
  author={Ilya Mandel and Christopher P. L. Berry and Frank Ohme and Stephen Fairhurst and Will M. Farr},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
Gravitational-wave (GW) astronomy seeks to extract information about astrophysical systems from the GW signals they emit. For coalescing compact-binary sources this requires accurate model templates for the inspiral and, potentially, the subsequent merger and ringdown. Models with frequency-domain waveforms that terminate abruptly in the sensitive band of the detector are often used for parameter-estimation studies. We show that the abrupt waveform termination contains significant information… 


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