LISA observations of massive black hole binaries using post-Newtonian waveforms

Sintes, Alicia M.; Vecchio, Alberto
June 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 523 Issue 1, p403
Academic Journal
We consider LISA observations of in-spiral signals emitted by massive black hole binary systems in circular orbit and with negligible spins. We study the accuracy with which the source parameters can be extracted from the data stream. We show that the use of waveforms retaining post-Newtonian corrections not only to the phase but also the amplitude can drastically improve the estimation of some parameters. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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