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Error analysis on the NWO starshade
Author(s): Tiffany Glassman; Adam Johnson; Amy Lo; Dean Dailey; Heidi Shelton; Joseph Vogrin
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Paper Abstract

The New Worlds Observer enables high-contrast imaging by placing a space telescope in the dark shadow cast by an apodized starshade. This starshade is fully opaque and its performance is determined by the precise shape of the petal-like structure. In this paper, we describe our preliminary efforts to determine the tolerance of the starshade performance to errors in this shape.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 August 2010
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 7731, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 773150 (11 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856332
Show Author Affiliations
Tiffany Glassman, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Adam Johnson, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Amy Lo, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Dean Dailey, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Heidi Shelton, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Joseph Vogrin, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7731:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann; Mark C. Clampin; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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