Schedule Aug 03, 2012
A Template Bank for the Search for Gravitational Waves from Spinning Compact Binaries
Stephen Privitera (Caltech), P. Ajith (Caltech), N. Fotopoulos (Caltech)

We report the construction of a three-dimensional template bank for the search for gravitational waves from inspiralling compact binaries with non-precessing spins. The parameter space consists of two dimensions describing the mass parameters and one dimension describing a reduced-spin parameter. The template placement is based on an efficient stochastic algorithm and makes use of the semi-analytical computation of a metric in the parameter space. We show that the template bank is "effectual" for the detection of generic spinning binaries in the comparable-mass (m_2/m_1 <~ 10) regime.

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