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Technology maturity for the habitable-zone exoplanet imaging observatory (HabEx) concept
Author(s): Rhonda Morgan; Keith Warfield; Gary Kuan; H. Phil P. Stahl; Bertrand Mennesson; Bala Balasubramanian; Dimitri Mawet; Shouleh Nikzad; Joel Nissen; Stuart Shaklan; Eugene Serabyn; Karl Stapelfeldt; Steven Warwick
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Paper Abstract

HabEx Architecture A is a 4m unobscured telescope mission concept optimized for direct imaging and spectroscopy of potentially habitable exoplanets, and also enables a wide range of general astrophysics science. The exoplanet detection and characterization drives the enabling core technologies. A hybrid starlight suppression approach of a starshade and coronagraph diversifies technology maturation risk. In this paper we assess these exoplanet-driven technologies, including elements of coronagraphs, starshades, mirrors, jitter mitigation, wavefront control, and detectors. By utilizing high technology readiness solutions where feasible, and identifying required technology development that can begin early, HabEx will be well positioned for assessment by the community in 2020 Astrophysics Decadal Survey.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 106980S (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313845
Show Author Affiliations
Rhonda Morgan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Keith Warfield, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Gary Kuan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
H. Phil P. Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Bertrand Mennesson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Bala Balasubramanian, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Dimitri Mawet, Caltech (United States)
Shouleh Nikzad, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Joel Nissen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Stuart Shaklan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Eugene Serabyn, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Karl Stapelfeldt, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Steven Warwick, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10698:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Makenzie Lystrup; Howard A. MacEwen; Giovanni G. Fazio; Natalie Batalha; Nicholas Siegler; Edward C. Tong, Editor(s)

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