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End-to-end assessment of a large aperture segmented ultraviolet optical infrared (UVOIR) telescope architecture
Author(s): Lee Feinberg; Norman Rioux; Matthew Bolcar; Alice Liu; Olivier Guyon; Chris Stark; Jon Arenberg
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Paper Abstract

Key challenges of a future large aperture, segmented Ultraviolet Optical Infrared (UVOIR) Telescope capable of performing a spectroscopic survey of hundreds of Exoplanets will be sufficient stability to achieve 10^-10 contrast measurements and sufficient throughput and sensitivity for high yield exo-earth spectroscopic detection. Our team has collectively assessed an optimized end to end architecture including a high throughput coronagraph capable of working with a segmented telescope, a cost-effective and heritage based stable segmented telescope, a control architecture that minimizes the amount of new technologies, and an exo-earth yield assessment to evaluate potential performance. These efforts are combined through integrated modeling, coronagraph evaluations, and exo-earth yield calculations to assess the potential performance of the selected architecture. In addition, we discusses the scalability of this architecture to larger apertures and the technological tall poles to enabling these missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 99040H (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231487
Show Author Affiliations
Lee Feinberg, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Norman Rioux, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Matthew Bolcar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Alice Liu, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Olivier Guyon, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Chris Stark, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Jon Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9904:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Howard A. MacEwen; Giovanni G. Fazio; Makenzie Lystrup; Natalie Batalha; Nicholas Siegler; Edward C. Tong, Editor(s)

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