FINEST - Finder and observer of neutron star binary coalescence: A new concept for space-based, interferometric detection of medium-frequency gravitational waves

Peter Roberts, Rita Dolesi, Antonella Maraner, Lisa Kaltenegger, Christiane Lechner, Jens Nieke, Rainer Wilhelm, Michael Peterseim

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    Abstract

    A new concept for a space-based, interferometric gravitational wave detector is envisaged called FINEST targeted at observing medium-frequency gravitational waves (10-1 to 103 Hz). Established technologies that have been developed for ground-based detectors along with those being developed for space-based detectors are utilised. The result is a space-based, Michelson-interferometer with an arm length of 50 km unrestricted by the problem of seismic noise. The scientific motivation for the instrument, a detailed description of the design, and its expected sensitivity are shown.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuropean Space Agency
    Subtitle of host publication(Special Publication) ESA SP
    PublisherEuropean Space Agency
    Pages48-54
    Number of pages7
    Edition420
    ISBN (Print)03796566
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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