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Simulating instrumental phase errors for SIM
Author(s): Torsten Boeker; Ronald J. Allen; Jayadev K. Rajagopal; Olivier Guyon
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Paper Abstract

The Space Interferometer Mission (SIM) has considerably capabilities for imaging of complex targets with the resolution of a diffraction-limited 12 m telescope. The exact performance of SIM in this regard depends--among other factors--critically on its mechanical stability. For example, structural vibrations will lead to errors in the delay line position and thus in the derived phase of the incoming wavefront. Depending on the time constants of such vibrations and on whether or not they are random in nature, image reconstruction can be affected in different ways.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390279
Show Author Affiliations
Torsten Boeker, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Ronald J. Allen, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Jayadev K. Rajagopal, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Olivier Guyon, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4006:
Interferometry in Optical Astronomy
Pierre J. Lena; Andreas Quirrenbach, Editor(s)

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