Gravitational radiation detection
Abstract
Different forms (strain amplitude) of the equation of motion for a medium responding to a gravitational wave are discussed in relation to the detection of such waves. Expression for optimal sensitivity (and filters) of detector systems are given, including the limit of perfect sensors and electronics. The signal to noise ratio in terms of the spectral power of the gravitational radiation is derived. Long baseline interferometry is discussed. A computer program simulating a pair of Weber type detectors is developed to study different approaches to data analysis.
 Publication:

Ph.D. Thesis
 Pub Date:
 July 1976
 Bibcode:
 1976PhDT........65R
 Keywords:

 Equations Of Motion;
 Gravitational Fields;
 Gravitational Waves;
 Radiation Detectors;
 Gravitation;
 Radiation Spectra;
 Signal To Noise Ratios;
 Instrumentation and Photography