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DAVINCI, a diluter aperture visible nulling coronagraphic instrument
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Paper Abstract

DAVINCI is a dilute aperture nulling coronagraph that has the potential of directly detecting an Earth in the habitable zone around ~100 nearby stars. The novel feature of this mission concept is to replace a filled aperture 5-6 meter telescope with 4 by 1.1 meter telescopes in a phased array, dramatically reducing the cost by potentially by a factor of 5-10.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2008
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 70132T (28 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789767
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M. Shao, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
S. Bairstow, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
B. Martin Levine, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Gautam Vasisht, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Benjamin F. Lane, Draper Lab. (United States)
Gopal Vasudevan, Lockheed-Martin Space Systems Corp. (United States)
Robert Woodruff, Lockheed-Martin Space Systems Corp. (United States)
Rocco Samuele, Northrop-Grumman Space and Mission Systems Corp. (United States)
Jeffrey Wynn, ITT Space Systems Division (United States)
Mark Clampin, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Richard Lyon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Olivier Guyon, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7013:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry
Markus Schöller; William C. Danchi; Françoise Delplancke, Editor(s)

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