Can LISA Hear This?

Answering this question means having some understanding about how the instrument is expected to work. To make this task easier, the LISA Study Team has developed a simple Signal-to-Noise-Ratio (SNR) calculator for the LISA mission. The tool takes gravitational-wave source parameters like masses, distance, orbital period as input, and returns LISA's response and sensitivity curve, an estimate of the total SNR of the source, and a plot of the cumulated SNR as a function of time.

LISA Detectability Calculator

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Sky Location and Orientation

about the tool, how it works, and what the outputs mean.