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LISA interferometry
Author(s): Guido Mueller
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Paper Abstract

The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) is a joint NASA/ESA space mission aimed to detect gravitational waves in the 3×10-5 to 1Hz frequency range. Expected sources for LISA include super massive black hole mergers (SMBH), galactic neutron star and white dwarf binaries, and extreme mass ratio inspirals (EMRI). The three LISA spacecraft will travel in a heliocentric orbit trailing or leading earth by about 20°. The distance between the spacecraft will be about 5 million km or 16s light travel time. Laser interferometry will measure the distance with pm/√Hz accuracy. This report focuses on the technology for LISA interferometry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6268, Advances in Stellar Interferometry, 626826 (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670353
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Guido Mueller, Univ. of Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6268:
Advances in Stellar Interferometry
John D. Monnier; Markus Schöller; William C. Danchi, Editor(s)

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