Inverse problem for networks of laser interferometers
Estimation of the parameters of the gravitational-wave signal from a coalescing binary by a network of laser interferometers is considered. A generalization of the solution of the inverse problem found previously for the network of 3 detectors to the network of N detectors is given. Maximum likelihood and least squares estimators are applied to obtain the solution. Accuracy of the estimation of the parameters is assessed from the inverse of the Fisher information matrix. The results of the Monte Carlo simulations are reported. They show that addition of the fourth detector to the network markedly improves performance of the network.