Parameter estimation on gravitational waves from multiple coalescing binaries

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Abstract

Future ground-based and space-borne interferometric gravitational-wave detectors may capture between tens and thousands of binary coalescence events per year. There is a significant and growing body of work on the estimation of astrophysically relevant parameters, such as masses and spins, from the gravitational-wave signature of a single event. This paper introduces a robust Bayesian framework for combining the parameter estimates for multiple events into a parameter distribution of the underlying event population. The framework can be readily deployed as a rapid post-processing tool.

Original languageEnglish
Article number084029
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume81
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2010

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