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Terrestrial Planet Finder interferometer: architecture, mission design, and technology development
Author(s): Curt Henry; Oliver P. Lay; MiMi Aung; Steven M. Gunter; Serge Dubovitsky; Gary H. Blackwood
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Paper Abstract

This overview paper is a progress report about the system design and technology development of two interferometer concepts studied for the Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) project. The two concepts are a structurally-connected interferometer (SCI) intended to fulfill minimum TPF science goals and a formation-flying interferometer (FFI) intended to fulfill full science goals. Described are major trades, analyses, and technology experiments completed. Near term plans are also described. This paper covers progress since August 2003 and serves as an update to a paper presented at that month's SPIE conference, "Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets."

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552345
Show Author Affiliations
Curt Henry, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Oliver P. Lay, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
MiMi Aung, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Steven M. Gunter, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Serge Dubovitsky, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Gary H. Blackwood, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5491:
New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry
Wesley A. Traub, Editor(s)

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