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TPF interferometer performance requirements
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Paper Abstract

The TPF interferometer family suppresses the stellar glare using a deep interferometric null, which for the planet can become constructive interference because of its angular offset. The null depth need not be as great as the star-planet contrast, but its systematic fluctuations must be perhaps 5 times better than the variations which constitute the planet's signature. We present an allocation of errors which meet these needs, and identify areas which need better definition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5170, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.508060
Show Author Affiliations
Martin Charley Noecker, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Oliver P. Lay, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Brent Ware, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Serge Dubovitsky, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5170:
Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets
Daniel R. Coulter, Editor(s)

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