Samurai project: Verifying the consistency of black-hole-binary waveforms for gravitational-wave detection

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dc.contributor.author Hannam, Mark
dc.contributor.author Husa, Sascha
dc.contributor.author Baker, John G.
dc.contributor.author Boyle, Michael
dc.contributor.author Bruegmann, Bernd
dc.contributor.author Chu, Tony
dc.contributor.author Dorband, Nils
dc.contributor.author Herrmann, Frank
dc.contributor.author Hinder, Ian
dc.contributor.author Kelly, Bernard J.
dc.contributor.author Kidder, Lawrence E.
dc.contributor.author Laguna, Pablo
dc.contributor.author Matthews, Keith D.
dc.contributor.author van Meter, James R.
dc.contributor.author Pfeiffer, Harald P.
dc.contributor.author Pollney, Denis
dc.contributor.author Reisswig, Christian
dc.contributor.author Scheel, Mark A.
dc.contributor.author Shoemaker, Deirdre
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-29T09:04:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-29T09:04:01Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Hannam, M., Husa, S., Baker, J. G., Boyle, M., Brügmann, B., Chu, T., Dorband, N., Herrmann, F., Hinder, I., Kelly, B. J., Kidder, L. E., Laguna, P., Matthews, K. D., van Meter, J. R., Pfeiffer, H. P., Pollney, D., Reisswig, C., Scheel, M. A. and Shoemaker, D. (2009) 'Samurai project: Verifying the consistency of black-hole-binary waveforms for gravitational-wave detection', Physical Review D, 79(8), 084025 (17pp). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.79.084025 en
dc.identifier.volume 79
dc.identifier.issued 8
dc.identifier.issn 2470-0010
dc.identifier.issn 2470-0029
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4570
dc.identifier.doi 10.1103/PhysRevD.79.084025
dc.description.abstract We quantify the consistency of numerical-relativity black-hole-binary waveforms for use in gravitational-wave (GW) searches with current and planned ground-based detectors. We compare previously published results for the (center dot=2,vertical bar m vertical bar=2) mode of the gravitational waves from an equal-mass nonspinning binary, calculated by five numerical codes. We focus on the 1000M (about six orbits, or 12 GW cycles) before the peak of the GW amplitude and the subsequent ringdown. We find that the phase and amplitude agree within each code's uncertainty estimates. The mismatch between the (center dot=2,vertical bar m vertical bar=2) modes is better than 10(-3) for binary masses above 60M with respect to the Enhanced LIGO detector noise curve, and for masses above 180M with respect to Advanced LIGO, Virgo, and Advanced Virgo. Between the waveforms with the best agreement, the mismatch is below 2x10(-4). We find that the waveforms would be indistinguishable in all ground-based detectors (and for the masses we consider) if detected with a signal-to-noise ratio of less than approximate to 14, or less than approximate to 25 in the best cases. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland (07/RFP/PHYF148);European Gravitational Observatory (D/07/13385) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Physical Society en
dc.relation.uri https://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.79.084025
dc.rights © 2009, American Physical Society en
dc.subject Boundary value-problem en
dc.subject Numerical relativity en
dc.subject Initial data en
dc.subject General-relativity en
dc.subject Einstein equations en
dc.subject Compact binaries en
dc.subject Modeling kicks en
dc.subject Spin en
dc.subject Evolution en
dc.subject Radiation en
dc.title Samurai project: Verifying the consistency of black-hole-binary waveforms for gravitational-wave detection en
dc.type Review en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Mark Hannam, Physics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.wokid WOS:000266408500087
dc.contributor.funder European Gravitational Observatory
dc.contributor.funder Virgo-EGO Scientific Forum
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Physical Review D en
dc.identifier.articleid 84025


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