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LISA telescope sensitivity analysis
Author(s): Eugene Waluschka; Miltiadis V. Papalexandris
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Paper Abstract

The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) for the detection of Gravitational Waves is a very long baseline interferometer which will measure the changes in the distance of a five million kilometer arm to picometer accuracies. As with any optical system, even one with such very large separations between the transmitting and receiving telescopes, a sensitivity analysis has to be performed to see how, in this case, the far field phase varies when the telescope parameters change as a result of structural stress relief or temperature changes. The results of the sensitivity analysis are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4767, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering III, (16 October 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.451228
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Eugene Waluschka, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Miltiadis V. Papalexandris, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4767:
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering III
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith; R. Barry Johnson, Editor(s)

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