[0911.1043] Confusion background from compact binaries

Authors: T. Regimbau, Scott A. Hughes

Date: 5 Nov 2009

Abstract: Double neutron stars are one of the most promizing sources for terrestrial gravitational wave interferometers. For actual interferometers and their planned upgrades, the probability of having a signal present in the data is small, but as the sensitivity improves, the detection rate increases and the waveforms may start to overlap, creating a confusion background, ultimately limiting the capabilities of future detectors. The third generation Einstein Telescope, with an horizon of $z > 1$ and very low frequency ‘seismic wall’ may be affected by such confusion noise. At a minimum, careful data analysis will be require to separate signals which will appear confused. This result should be borne in mind when designing highly advanced future instruments.

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0911.1043 (/preprints)
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