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Prospects for observing and localizing gravitational-wave transients with advanced LIGO and advanced virgo

Altin, Paul; Chow, Jong; Mansell, Georgia; McClelland, David; Nguyen, Thanh; Rabeling, David; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Wade, Andrew; Abbott, T; Giaime, J; Reitze, D; Whiting, B F; Bulten, H.J.; Dhurandhar, S; Souradeep, T; Jones, D I; Genin, E; Saulson, P; Mendell, G; Reed, C M; Sigg, D; Vorvick, C; Bartos, I; Factourovich, M; Staley, A; Byer, Robert L; Bilenko, I A; Braginsky, V; Strigin, S; Coward, D; Frei, Z; Schofield, R; Sintes, A; Goetz, E; Riles, K; Charlton, Philip; Fairhurst, S; Mandic, V.; Melatos, Andrew; Sammut, L; Unnikrishnan, C S; Ottaway, D J; Veitch, Peter John; Penn, S; Summerscales, T.Z.; Ackley, K; McManus, David; Scott, Susan M; Ward, Robert; Yap, Min Jet

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We present a possible observing scenario for the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo gravitational-wave detectors over the next decade, with the intention of providing information to the astronomy community to facilitate planning for multi-messenger astronomy with gravitational waves. We determine the expected sensitivity of the network to transient gravitational-wave signals, and study the capability of the network to determine the sky location of the source. We report our findings for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/152990
Source: Living Reviews in Relativity
DOI: 10.1007/lrr-2016-1
Access Rights: Open Access

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