Davide Gerosa

Calibrating signal-to-noise ratio detection thresholds using gravitational-wave catalogs

In the gravitational-wave world, we usually say a binary merger is detected if it has a sufficiently large SNR (signal-to-noise ratio). But is that true? Detection pipelines are far more complicated than that. Here we try to figure out a section threshold from what’s detected. That is: (some) people agree that these guys are GWs, so what’s your SNR threshold for detectability? It’s like reading in the minds of a GW data analyst…

Matthew Mould, Christopher J. Moore, Davide Gerosa.
Physical Review D 109 (2023) 063013.
arXiv:2311.12117 [gr-qc].

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