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Parameter Estimation of Tidally-Deformed White Dwarf Binaries with LISA

Anderson, Nick
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Anderson, Nick
Advisor
Yagi, Kento
Abstract
The LISA mission, currently planned to launch in 2034, will introduce exceptional observation capabilities in the millihertz regime of the gravitational wave spectrum. Galactic compact binaries, including white dwarf binaries, are a primary science target of the mission. At least one well-established verification binary has been categorized as tidally deformed by electromagnetic observations. We investigate the capability of GW observations to measure the tidal effects, as well as other relevant parameters, in tidally deformed systems. To do so, we employ Fisher analysis to estimate the parameter uncertainties for a given waveform. We review time domain Fisher analysis, which previous authors have applied to such binaries, and introduce a frequency domain Fisher calculation.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Astronomy, BS (Bachelor of Science), 2019
Published Date
2019-05-11
Degree
BS (Bachelor of Science)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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