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Type: Journal article
Title: Supplement: "The rate of binary black hole mergers inferred from advanced LIGO observations surrounding GW150914" (2016, ApJL, 833, L1)
Author: Abbott, B.
Abbott, R.
Abbott, T.
Abernathy, M.
Acernese, F.
Ackley, K.
Adams, C.
Adams, T.
Addesso, P.
Adhikari, R.
Adya, V.
Affeldt, C.
Agathos, M.
Agatsuma, K.
Aggarwal, N.
Aguiar, O.
Aiello, L.
Ain, A.
Ajith, P.
Allen, B.
et al.
Citation: Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 2016; 227(2):1-11
Publisher: American Astronomical Society
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1538-4365
1538-4365
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Responsibility: 
LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration, Abbott BP ... S. E. Hollitt ... D. J. Hosken ... E. J. King ... J. Munch ... D. J. Ottaway ... P. J. Veitch ... et.al.
Abstract: This article provides supplemental information for a Letter reporting the rate of (BBH) coalescences inferred from 16 days of coincident Advanced LIGO observations surrounding the transient (GW) signal GW150914. In that work we reported various rate estimates whose 90% confidence intervals fell in the range 2–600 Gpc¯³ yr¯¹. Here we give details on our method and computations, including information about our search pipelines, a derivation of our likelihood function for the analysis, a description of the astrophysical search trigger distribution expected from merging BBHs, details on our computational methods, a description of the effects and our model for calibration uncertainty, and an analytic method for estimating our detector sensitivity, which is calibrated to our measurements.
Keywords: gravitational waves – stars; black holes
Rights: © 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved
RMID: 0030059744
DOI: 10.3847/0067-0049/227/2/14
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