The LISA verification binaries

@article{Stroeer2006TheLV,
  title={The LISA verification binaries},
  author={A. S. Stroeer and Alberto Vecchio},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
  year={2006},
  volume={23}
}
The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) guarantees the detection of gravitational waves by monitoring a handful of known nearby galactic binary systems, the so-called verification binaries. We consider the most updated information on the source parameters for the 30 more promising verification binaries. We investigate which of them are indeed guaranteed sources for LISA and estimate the accuracy of the additional information that can be extracted during the mission. Our analysis considers… 

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