[1112.1565] Searching for Gravitational Waves with a Geostationary Gravitational Wave Interferometer

Authors: J. C. N. de Araujo, O. D. Aguiar, M. E. S. Alves, M. Tinto

Date: 7 Dec 2011

Abstract: We analyze the sensitivities of a geostationary gravitational wave interferometer mission operating in the sub-Hertz band. Our proposed Earth-orbiting detector is expected to meet some of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission science goals in the lower part of its accessible frequency band ($10ˆ{-4} - 2 \times 10ˆ{-2}$ Hz), and to outperform them by a large margin in the higher-part of it ($2 \times 10ˆ{-2} - 10$ Hz). Since our proposed interferometer will be more sensitive than LISA to supermassive black holes (SMBHs) of masses smaller than $\sim 10ˆ{6}$ M$_{\odot}$, we will be able to more accurately probe scenarios that account for their formation.

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