Suitability of post-Newtonian/numerical-relativity hybrid waveforms for gravitational wave detectors

@article{MacDonald2011SuitabilityOP,
  title={Suitability of post-Newtonian/numerical-relativity hybrid waveforms for gravitational wave detectors},
  author={I. MacDonald and S. Nissanke and H. Pfeiffer},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
  year={2011},
  volume={28},
  pages={134002}
}
This paper presents a study of the sufficient accuracy of post-Newtonian and numerical relativity waveforms for the most demanding usage case: parameter estimation of strong sources in advanced gravitational wave detectors. For black hole binaries, these detectors require accurate waveform models which can be constructed by fusing an analytical post-Newtonian inspiral waveform with a numerical relativity merger-ringdown waveform. We perform a comprehensive analysis of errors that enter such… Expand
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