[0804.2103] Minimizing the kinematical effects on LISA's performance

Authors: Ioannis Deligiannis, Theocharis A. Apostolatos

Date: 14 Apr 2008

Abstract: Proper tuning of the orbital characteristics of the three spacecrafts that constitute the usual triangular configuration of the space-borne gravitational-wave detector LISA, could minimize the breathing mode of its arm-lengths. Since the three spacecrafts form three pairs of interferometric arms, we have the freedom to minimize whichever combination of arm-length variations that might be useful in signal analysis. Thus for any kind of time delay interferometry (TDI), that is chosen to be used in analysing the data, the optimal orbital characteristics could be chosen accordingly, so as to enhance the performance of the gravitational wave detector.

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