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Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer technology status and plans
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews recent progress with technology being developed for the Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer (TPF-I). TPF-I is a mid-infrared space interferometer being designed with the capability of detecting Earth-like planets in the habitable zones around nearby stars. TPF-I is in the early phase of its development. The science requirements of the mission are described along with the current design of the interferometer. The goals of the nulling and formation-flying testbeds are reviewed. Progress with TPF-I technology milestones are highlighted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6268, Advances in Stellar Interferometry, 626828 (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670318
Show Author Affiliations
P. R. Lawson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
A. Ahmed, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
R. O. Gappinger, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
A. Ksendzov, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
O. P. Lay, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
S. R. Martin, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
R. D. Peters, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
D. P. Scharf, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
J. K. Wallace, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
B. Ware, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6268:
Advances in Stellar Interferometry
John D. Monnier; Markus Schöller; William C. Danchi, Editor(s)

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