We propose a new type of resonant-mass gravitational wave detector, a truncated icosahedral gravitational wave antenna. It will be omnidirectional, and able to measure the direction and polarization of a detected wave. We solve a model for this system, calculate the strain noise spectrum, and conclude that its angle-averaged energy sensitivity will be 56 times better than the equivalent bar-type antenna with the same noise temperature. © 1993 The American Physical Society.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Physical Review Letters
Johnson, W., & Merkowitz, S. (1993). Truncated icosahedral gravitational wave antenna. Physical Review Letters, 70 (16), 2367-2370. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.70.2367