Response of the Brazilian gravitational wave detector to signals from a black hole ringdown

César A Costa, Odylio D Aguiar, Nadja S Magalhã
2004 Classical and quantum gravity  
It is assumed that a black hole can be disturbed in such a way that a ringdown gravitational wave would be generated. This ringdown waveform is well understood and is modelled as an exponentially damped sinusoid. In this work we use this kind of waveform to study the performance of the SCHENBERG gravitational wave detector. This first realistic simulation will help us to develop strategies for the signal analysis of this Brazilian detector. We calculated the signal-to-noise ratio as a function
more » ... atio as a function of frequency for the simulated signals and obtained results that show that SCHENBERG is expected to be sensitive enough to detect this kind of signal up to a distance of $\sim 20\mathrm{kpc}$.
doi:10.1088/0264-9381/21/5/066 fatcat:sorycmcqpvekbawvbfrjphobzu