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Waveform Catalog

Want to see gravitational waves? Here we collect the calculations of theorists around the world determining the waveforms of gravitational radiation expected from various astrophysical sources. Our goal is to facillitate interaction among source modelers, data analysts, and gravitational wave experimentalists. These waveforms can be used for data analysis, experimental simulation and design tasks, and source identification and interpretation.

So far, three anticipated sources of gravitational wave bursts are included below:

  1. Extreme Mass Ratio Binary (Capture)
  2. Binary Black Hole Mergers
  3. Black Hole - Neutron Star Mergers
  4. Binary Neutron Star Mergers
Data files containing the waveforms are in a simple, 3-column ascii format (time[sec], rh+[cm], rhx[cm]) and can be readily downloaded. For more information on the particular studies, please see the associated README files and contact information.

This catalog will be continually expanded. We invite authors of additional studies who wish to contribute waveforms to contact the Waveform Catalog Curator, John Baker.

Extreme Mass Ratio Binary (Capture)

Type of Source Contact Person README file Sample Plot
(click to enlarge)
Data files
Extreme Mass Ratio Binary (Capture) Scott Hughes README waveform thumbnail:
click to enlarge a=0.3594M
Gzipped tar file (47 Mb compressed)
Inclination anglelmaxkmaxindividual
file size
0205.7Mb
0405.7Mb
20225.9Mb
20445.9Mb
40224.7Mb
40444.7Mb
50223.9Mb

a=0.998M
Gzipped tar file (123 Mb compressed)
Inclination anglelmaxkmaxindividual
file size
02024Mb
04024Mb
202221Mb
204421Mb
402296Mb
404496Mb
502246Mb
504446Mb
602214Mb
604414Mb

Black Hole - Neutron Star Binary Mergers

Type of Source Contact Person README file Sample Plot
(click to enlarge)
Data files
Black Hole - Neutron Star Binary Mergers William Henry Lee README waveform thumbnail:
click to enlarge Gzipped tar file (5821 Kb compressed)

Binary Neutron Star Mergers

Type of Source Contact Person README file Sample Plot
(click to enlarge)
Data files
Binary Neutron Star Merger Joshua Faber README waveform thumbnail: click to
enlarge Gzipped tar file (355 Kb compressed)
Binary Neutron Star Merger Maximilan Ruffert README waveform thumbnail: click to
enlarge Gzipped tar file (198 Kb compressed)
Binary Neutron Star Merger Matthew Duez README waveform thumbnail:
click to enlarge Gzipped tar file (262 Kb compressed)

 


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