Honors Program Theses
Open Access Honors Program Thesis
C. C. Chancey
We investigated theoretical considerations in the design of an Earth-based laser interferometer for detecting gravitational waves. Our design envisages a ground-based tracking station in communication with two geosynchronous satellites. We assumed linearized gravitational waves in a Schwarzschild spacetime geometry outside the Earth. Our initial calculations show that such a design is sufficiently sensitive to successfully detect gravitational waves near Earth.
Year of Submission
Department of Physics
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©2004 William Griffin
Griffin, William, "Theoretical Considerations for Geosynchronous, Earth-Based Gravity Wave Interferometer" (2004). Honors Program Theses. 588.
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