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Living Reviews in Relativity: “Prospects for observing and localizing GW transients with Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo and KAGRA”

The open-access journal Living Reviews in Relativity has published an updated review article on 28 September 2020:

Abbott, B.P. et al.,
“Prospects for observing and localizing gravitational-wave transients with Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo and KAGRA”,
Living Rev Relativ 23, 3 (2020)

Update details:
Since publication of the previous version (Abbott et al 2018), several updates to the document have been made. The most significant changes are that we now frame our projections in terms of observing runs, we include final results from O2, and we updated our localization projections to include KAGRA as a fourth detector. Key differences are outlined in the Appendix.

We present our current best estimate of the plausible observing scenarios for the Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo and KAGRA gravitational-wave detectors over the next several years, with the intention of providing information to facilitate planning for multi-messenger astronomy with gravitational waves. We estimate the sensitivity of the network to transient gravitational-wave signals for the third (O3), fourth (O4) and fifth observing (O5) runs, including the planned upgrades of the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo detectors. We study the capability of the network to determine the sky location of the source for gravitational-wave signals from the inspiral of binary systems of compact objects, that is binary neutron star, neutron star-black hole, and binary black hole systems. […]

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