Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Space-based gravitational wave interferometers are sensitive to the galactic population of ultra-compact binaries. An important subset of the ultra-compact binary popula- tion are those stars that can be individually resolved by both gravitational wave in- terferometers and electromagnetic telescopes. The aim of this paper is to quantify the multi-messenger potential of space-based interferometers with arm-lengths between 1 and 5 Gm. The Fisher Information Matrix is used to estimate the number of binaries from a model of the Milky Way which are localized on the sky by the gravitational wave detector to within 1 and 10 deg2 and bright enough to be detected by a magni- tude limited survey. We find, depending on the choice of GW detector characteristics, limiting magnitude, and observing strategy, that up to several hundred gravitational wave sources could be detected in electromagnetic follow-up observations.
Littenberg, T. B.; Larson, Shane; Nelemans, G. Department of Astrophysics, Radboud University Nijmegen; and Cornish, N. J., "Prospects for observing ultracompact binaries with space-based gravitational wave interferometers and optical telescopes." (2013). All Physics Faculty Publications. Paper 2005.