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Fringe tracking in the StarLight formation interferometer testbed
Author(s): Udo J. Wehmeier; Kurt M. Liewer; Joel F. Shields
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Paper Abstract

StarLight, a NASA/JPL mission originally scheduled for launch in 2006, proposed to fly a two spacecraft visible light stellar interferometer. The Formation Interferometer Testbed (FIT) is a ground laboratory at JPL dedicated to validating technologies for StarLight and future formation flying spacecraft such as Terrestrial Planet Finder. The FIT interferometer achieved first fringes in February 2002. In this paper we present our status and review progress towards fringe tracking on a moving collector target.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4852, Interferometry in Space, (26 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460857
Show Author Affiliations
Udo J. Wehmeier, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Kurt M. Liewer, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Joel F. Shields, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4852:
Interferometry in Space
Michael Shao, Editor(s)

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