Parameter estimation for compact binary coalescence signals with the first generation gravitational-wave detector network

Year: 2013

Authors: Aasi J., Abadie J., Abbott B. P., Abbott R., Abbott T. D., Abernathy M., Accadia T., Acernese F., Adams C., Adams T., Addesso P., Adhikari R., Affeldt C., Agathos M., Agatsuma K., Ajith P., Allen B., Allocca A., Amador Ceron E., Amariutei D., Anderson S. B., Anderson W. G., Arai K., Araya M. C., Ast S., Aston S. M., Astone P., Atkinson D., Aufmuth P., Aulbert C., Aylott B. E., Babak S., Baker P., Ballardin G., Ballmer S., Bao Y., Barayoga J. C. B., Barker D., Barone F., Barr B., Barsotti L., Barsuglia M., Barton M. A., Bartos I., Bassiri R., Bastarrika M., Basti A., Batch J., Bauchrowitz J., Bauer Th. S., Bebronne M., Beck D., Behnke B., Bejger M., M. G. Beker, Bell A. S., Bell C., Belopolski I., Benacquista M., Berliner J. M., Bertolini A., Betzwieser J., Beveridge N., Beyersdorf P. T., Bhadbade T., Bilenko I. A., Billingsley G., Birch J., Biswas R., Bitossi M., Bizouard M. A., Black E., Blackburn J. K., Blackburn L., Blair D., Bland B., Blom M., Bock O., Bodiya T. P., Bogan C., Bond C., Bondarescu R., Bondu F., Bonelli L., Bonnand R., Bork R., Born M., Boschi V., Bose S., Bosi L., Bouhou B., Braccini S., Bradaschia C., Brady P. R., Braginsky V. B., Branchesi M., Brau J. E., Breyer J., Briant T., Bridges D. O. , Brillet A., Brinkmann M., Brisson V., Britzger M., Brooks A. F., Brown D. A., T. Bulik, Bulten H. J., Buonanno A., Burguet–Castell J., Buskulic D., Buy C., Byer R. L., Cadonati L., Cagnoli G., Calloni E., Camp J. B., Campsie P., Cannon K., Canuel B., Cao J., Capano C. D., Carbognani F., Carbone L., Caride S., Caudill S., Cavaglia` M., Cavalier F., Cavalieri R., Cella G., Cepeda C., Cesarini E., Chalermsongsak T., Charlton P., Chassande-Mottin E., Chen W., Chen X., Chen Y., Chincarini A., Chiummo A., Cho H. S., Chow J., Christensen N., Chua S. S.Y., Chung C. T.Y., Chung S., Ciani G., Clara F., Clark D. E., Clark J. A., Clayton J. H., Cleva F., Coccia E., Cohadon P.-F., C. N. Colacino, Colla A., Colombini M., Conte A., Conte R., Cook D., Corbitt T. R., Cordier M., Cornish N., Corsi A., Costa C. A., Coughlin M., Coulon J.-P., Couvares P., Coward D. M., Cowart M., Coyne D. C., Creighton J.D.E., Creighton T. D., Cruise A. M., Cumming A., Cunningham L., Cuoco E., Cutler R. M., Dahl K., Damjanic M., Danilishin S. L., D’Antonio S., Danzmann K., Dattilo V., Daudert B., Daveloza H., Davier M., Daw E. J., Dayanga T., De Rosa R., DeBra D., Debreczeni G., Degallaix J., Del Pozzo W., Dent T., Dergachev V., DeRosa R., Dhurandhar S., Di Fiore L., Di Lieto A., Di Palma I., Di Paolo Emilio M., Di Virgilio A., Dıàz M., Dietz A., Donovan F., Dooley K. L., Doravari S., Dorsher S., Drago M., Drever R.W. P., Driggers J. C., Du Z., Dumas J.-C., Dwyer S., Eberle T., Edgar M., Edwards M., Effler A., Ehrens P., Endroczi G., Engel R., Etzel T., Evans K., Evans M., Evans T., Factourovich M., Fafone V., Fairhurst S., Farr B. F., Farr W. M., Favata M., Fazi D., Fehrmann H., Feldbaum D., Feroz F., Ferrante I., Ferrini F., Fidecaro F., Finn L. S., Fiori I., Fisher R. P., Flaminio R., Foley S., Forsi E., Forte L. A., Fotopoulos N., Fournier J.-D., Franc J., Franco S., Frasca S., Frasconi F., Frede M., Frei M. A., Frei Z., Freise A., Frey R., Fricke T. T., Friedrich D., Fritschel P., Frolov V.V., Fujimoto M.-K., Fulda P. J., Fyffe M., Gair J., Galimberti M.,Gammaitoni L., Garcia J., Garufi F., Gàspàr M. E., Gelencser G., Gemme G., Genin E., Gennai A., Gergely L.A .,
Ghosh S., Giaime J. A., Giampanis S., Giardina K. D., Giazotto A., Gil-Casanova S., Gill C., Gleason J., Goetz E., Gonzalez G., Gorodetsky M. L., Goßler S., Gouaty R., Graef C., Graff P. B., Granata M., Grant A., Gray C., Greenhalgh R. J. S., Gretarsson A. M., Griffo C., Grote H., Grover K., Grunewald S., Guidi G. M., Guido C., Gupta R., Gustafson E. K., Gustafson R., Hallam J. M., Hammer D., Hammond G., Hanks J., Hanna C., Hanson J., Harms J., Harry G. M., Harry I.W., Harstad E. D., Hartman M. T., Haster C.-J., Haughian K., K. Hayama, J.-F. Hayau, J. Heefner, A. Heidmann, Heintze M. C., Heitmann H., Hello P., Hemming G., Hendry M. A., Heng I. S., A.W. Heptonstall, Herrera V., Heurs M., Hewitson M., Hild S., Hoak D., Hodge K. A., Holt K., Holtrop M., Hong T., Hooper S., Hough J., Howell E. J., Hughey B., Husa S., Huttner S. H., Huynh-Dinh T., Ingram D. R., Inta R., Isogai T., Ivanov A., Izumi K., Jacobson M., James E., Jang Y. J., Jaranowski P., Jesse E., Johnson W.W., Jones D. 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L., Mueller G., Mukherjee S., Mullavey A., Muller-Ebhardt H., Munch J., Murphy D., Murray P. G., Mytidis A., Nash T., Naticchioni L., Necula V., Nelson J., Neri I., Newton G., Nguyen T., Nishizawa A., Nitz A., Nocera F., Nolting D., Normandin M. E., Nuttall L., Ochsner E., O’Dell J., Oelker E., Ogin G. H., Oh J. J., Oh S. H., Oldenberg R. G., O’Reilly B., O’Shaughnessy R., Osthelder C., Ott C. D., Ottaway D. J., Ottens R. S., Overmier H., Owen B. J., Page A., Palladino L., Palomba C., Pan Y., Pankow C., Paoletti F., Paoletti R., Papa M. A., Parisi M., Pasqualetti A., Passaquieti R., Passuello D., Pedraza M., Penn S., Perreca A., Persichetti G., Phelps M., Pichot M., Pickenpack M., Piergiovanni F., Pierro V., Pihlaja M., Pinard L., Pinto I. M., Pitkin M., Pletsch H. J., Plissi M.V., Poggiani R., Pold J., Postiglione F., Poux C., Prato M., Predoi V., Prestegard T., Price L. R., Prijatelj M., Principe M., Privitera S., Prodi G. A., Prokhorov L. 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Autors Affiliation: LIGO-California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States; California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA 92831, United States; SUPA, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, United Kingdom; Laboratoire d

Abstract: Compact binary systems with neutron stars or black holes are one of the most promising sources for ground-based gravitational-wave detectors. Gravitational radiation encodes rich information about source physics; thus parameter estimation and model selection are crucial analysis steps for any detection candidate events. Detailed models of the anticipated waveforms enable inference on several parameters, such as component masses, spins, sky location and distance, that are essential for new astrophysical studies of these sources. However, accurate measurements of these parameters and discrimination of models describing the underlying physics are complicated by artifacts in the data, uncertainties in the waveform models and in the calibration of the detectors. Here we report such measurements on a selection of simulated signals added either in hardware or software to the data collected by the two LIGO instruments and the Virgo detector during their most recent joint science run, including a \”blind injection\” where the signal was not initially revealed to the collaboration. We exemplify the ability to extract information about the source physics on signals that cover the neutron-star and black-hole binary parameter space over the component mass range 1 M⊙–25 M⊙ and the full range of spin parameters. The cases reported in this study provide a snapshot of the status of parameter estimation in preparation for the operation of advanced detectors.

Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW D

Volume: 88 (6)      Pages from: 062001  to: 062001

More Information: The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory, the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Max-Planck-Society, and the State of Niedersachsen/Germany for support of the construction and operation of the GEO600 detector, and the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique for the construction and operation of the Virgo detector. The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support of the research by these agencies and by the Australian Research Council, the International Science Linkages program of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India, the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy, the Spanish Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad, the Conselleria d\’Economia Hisenda i Innovacio of the Govern de les Illes Balears, the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the FOCUS Programme of Foundation for Polish Science, the Royal Society, the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Research Foundation of Korea, Industry Canada and the Province of Ontario through the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, the National Science and Engineering Research Council Canada, the Carnegie Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
KeyWords: Inspirals; Transients; Search; Electromagnetic counterparts; Mass-distribution; Black-holes; cosmology
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.88.062001

Citations: 134
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