Network sensitivity to geographical configuration

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2002

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Searle, Antony
Scott, Susan M
McClelland, David

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Institute of Physics Publishing

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Gravitational wave astronomy will require the coordinated analysis of data from the global network of gravitational wave observatories. Questions of how to optimally configure the global network arise in this context. We have elsewhere proposed a formalism which is employed here to compare different configurations of the network, using both the coincident network analysis method and the coherent network analysis method. We have constructed a network model to compute a figure-of-merit based on the detection rate for a population of standard-candle binary inspirals. We find that this measure of network quality is very sensitive to the geographic location of component detectors under a coincident network analysis, but comparatively insensitive under a coherent network analysis.

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Classical and Quantum Gravity

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10.1088/0264-9381/19/7/331

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2037-12-31