The impact of finite-differencing errors on binary black hole merger templates

Birjoo Vaishnav*, Deirdre Shoemaker, Shane Larson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We study the impact that inaccuracy of numerical templates can have on the detection of gravitational waveforms via matched filtering. As a first step toward the analysis of templates from binary black hole mergers we use numerical ringdown templates generated by a Zerilli code for several resolutions. In case of this toy model, we find that the inaccuracies only affect the detection at higher thresholds, causing a reduction and a drift in the signal parameter space spanned by the template.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume873
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 27 2006

Keywords

  • Data analysis
  • Detection
  • Numerical relativity
  • Templates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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