We derive the metric on the parameter space of 3.5 post-Newtonian (3.5PN) stationary phase compact binary inspiral waveforms for a single detector, neglecting spin, eccentricity, and finite-body effects. We demonstrate that this leads to better template placement than the current practice of using the 2PN metric to place 3.5PN templates: The recovered event rate is improved by about 10% at a cost of nearly doubling the number of templates. The cross correlations between mass parameters are also more accurate, which will result in better coincidence tests.
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|State||Published - Sep 3 2013|