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#### On the accuracy and precision of numerical waveforms: Effect of waveform extraction methodology

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Chu, T., Fong, H., Kumar, P., Pfeiffer, H. P., Boyle, M., Hemberger, D. A., et al. (2016).
On the accuracy and precision of numerical waveforms: Effect of waveform extraction methodology.* Classical
and quantum gravity,* *33*(16): 165001. doi:10.1088/0264-9381/33/16/165001.

Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002C-3F79-C

##### Abstract

We present a new set of 95 numerical relativity simulations of non-precessing
binary black holes (BBHs). The simulations sample comprehensively both
black-hole spins up to spin magnitude of 0.9, and cover mass ratios 1 to 3. The
simulations cover on average 24 inspiral orbits, plus merger and ringdown, with
low initial orbital eccentricities $e<10^{-4}$. A subset of the simulations
extends the coverage of non-spinning BBHs up to mass ratio $q=10$.
Gravitational waveforms at asymptotic infinity are computed with two
independent techniques, extrapolation, and Cauchy characteristic extraction. An
error analysis based on noise-weighted inner products is performed. We find
that numerical truncation error, error due to gravitational wave extraction,
and errors due to the finite length of the numerical waveforms are of similar
magnitude, with gravitational wave extraction errors somewhat dominating at
noise-weighted mismatches of $\sim 3\times 10^{-4}$. This set of waveforms will
serve to validate and improve aligned-spin waveform models for gravitational
wave science.