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Science yield estimation for AFTA coronagraphs
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Paper Abstract

We describe the algorithms and results of an estimation of the science yield for five candidate coronagraph designs for the WFIRST-AFTA space mission. The targets considered are of three types, known radial-velocity planets, expected but as yet undiscovered exoplanets, and debris disks, all around nearby stars. The results of the original estimation are given, as well as those from subsequently updated designs that take advantage of experience from the initial estimates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91430N (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054834
Show Author Affiliations
Wesley A. Traub, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Ruslan Belikov, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Olivier Guyon, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
N. Jeremy Kasdin, Princeton Univ. (United States)
John Krist, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Bruce Macintosh, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Bertrand Mennesson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Dmitry Savransky, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Michael Shao, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Eugene Serabyn, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
John Trauger, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9143:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mark Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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