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Starshade starlight-suppression performance with a deployable structure
Author(s): Tiffany Glassman; Steven Warwick; Amy Lo; Suzanne Casement
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Paper Abstract

Starshades are an exoplanet direct-imaging architecture that uses a precisely-shaped screen to block the light from a star in order to achieve high-contrast imaging of exoplanets. The shape of the deployable starshade structure must precisely match the design shape in order to maintain the high level of starlight suppression. In this paper, we discuss analysis of error sources from the starshade structure including manufacturing, dynamics, and thermal distortion to show that the starshade can achieve the needed optical performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2016
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 990425 (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234323
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Tiffany Glassman, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Steven Warwick, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Amy Lo, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Suzanne Casement, 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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