[0804.3274] A hierarchical search for gravitational waves from supermassive black hole binary mergers

Authors: I.W. Harry, S. Fairhurst, B.S. Sathyaprakash

Date: 21 Apr 2008

Abstract: We present a method to search for gravitational waves from coalescing supermassive binary black holes in LISA data. The search utilizes the $\mathcal{F}$-statistic to maximize over, and determine the values of, the extrinsic parameters of the binary system. The intrinsic parameters are searched over hierarchically using stochastically generated multi-dimensional template banks to recover the masses and sky locations of the binary. We present the results of this method applied to the mock LISA data Challenge 1B data set.

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Apr 22, 2008

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