Two gravity-wave detectors: A comparison

S. N. Rasband, Louisiana State University
P. B. Pipes, Louisiana State University
W. O. Hamilton, Louisiana State University
S. P. Boughn, Stanford University


The sensitivity of a dumbbell gravity-wave antenna is compared with that for a cylindrical detector. It is concluded that a Weber cylindrical antenna is decidedly the more sensitive at mutually accessible frequencies, particularly if the detector is to operate at higher frequencies in addition to the fundamental. A dumbbell antenna does offer the possibility of sampling the very low-frequency end of the spectrum which is inaccessible to cylinders. © 1972 The American Physical Society.