San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
2 - 6 August 2009
Conference 7440
Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets IV
Tuesday - Wednesday 4 - 5 August 2009
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Abstract Due:
19 January 2009

Author Notification:
27 March 2009

Manuscript Due Date:
7 July 2009

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Sunday 2 August Show All Abstracts
Astronomical Optics and Instrumentation Plenary Session
Sunday 2 August 2009
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

10% of the Telescope: 40 Years of Adaptive Optics,
Robert K. Tyson, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)

TMT and Segmented Mirror Telescopes,
Jerry Nelson, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)

Prospects for Direct Imaging and Characterization of Exoplanets from Space,
Stuart B. Shaklan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Symposium-wide Plenary Session
Sunday 2 August 2009
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 6A

Four Hundred Years through the Eye of the Telescope
Jerry Nelson, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (USA)


Peering into the Explosion: Using Stellar Archaeology to Unlock the Mysteries of Supernovae
Tracey Delaney, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (USA)
Tuesday 4 August Show All Abstracts
Session 1:
External Occulters
Tuesday 4 August 2009
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Terrestrial Planet Finder: coda to 10 years of technology development (Invited Paper)
Paper 7440-1
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Architecting the NWO starshade
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Paper 7440-2
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Starlight suppression from the starshade testbed at NGAS
Paper 7440-3
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Occulter design for THEIA
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Progress on the occulter experiment at Princeton
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A method for modifying occulter shapes
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Analysis of external occulters in the presence of defects
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Results from the automated Design Reference Mission constructor for exoplanet imagers
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A starshade for JWST: science goals and optimization
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The utility of astrometry as a precursor to direct detection
Paper 7440-10
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Session 2:
Wavefront Correction and Pupil Remapping
Tuesday 4 August 2009
1:30 PM - 4:40 PM
Two-camera wavefront estimation with a Gercheberg-Saxton based scheme
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A unified formailism for high contrast imaging correction algorithms
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Numerical propagator through PIAA optics
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Detecting and characterizing exoplanets with a 1.4-m space telescope: the Pupil mapping Exoplanet Coronagraphic Observer (PECO)
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Science performance of the Pupil-mapping Exoplanet Coronagraphic Observer (PECO)
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Phase-induced amplitude apodization (PIAA) coronagraph testing at the High Contrast Imaging Testbed
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Performance sensitivity studies on the PIAA implementation of the High Contrast Imaging Testbed
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First results on a new PIAA coronagraph testbed at NASA Ames
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Session 3:
Ground-based Spectroscopy
Tuesday 4 August 2009
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM
Progress with the TEDI near-infrared exoplanet velocimeter
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A new generation multi-object Doppler instrument for the SDSS-III Multi-object APO Radial Velocity Exoplanet Large-area Survey
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Calibration of high accuracy radial velocity spectrographs: beyond the Th-Ar lamps
Paper 7440-52
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Session PS3:
Posters-Wednesday
Wednesday 5 August 2009
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Conference attendees are invited to attend the poster session to network, enjoy light refreshments, and view the poster papers. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badge. Authors of poster papers will be present to answer questions concerning their papers. Poster Authors must set up their poster between 10 am and 5 pm on Wednesday.

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Starshade scaling relations
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Progress on a shaped pupil apodized pupil Lyot coronagraph at AMNH
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An evaluation of the effects of non-uniform exo-zodiacal dust distributions on planetary observations
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End-to-end simulations of different coronagraphic techniques
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Phase Induced Amplitude Apodisation (PIAA) coronagraph with square apertures
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FIB machining of occulting masks for imaging of extrasolar planets
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Laboratory experiment of a high-contrast imaging coronagraph with new step-transmission filters
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Balloon exoplanet nulling interferometer (BENI)
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The Monolithic Achromatic Nulling Interference Coronagraph (MANIC) testbed
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Calibrating IR optical densities for the Gemini Planet Imager extreme adaptive optics coronagraph apodizers
Paper 7440-47
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SIM-Lite: ground and on-orbit alignment of the instrument
(Canceled)
Paper 7440-48
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The optical design of MARVELS spectrograph
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Optical design of a double pass cross-dispersed echelle spectrograph for extremely high precision extrasolar planet trackers
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Modeling the image distortion of echelle spectrographs with T&P changes
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Session 4:
Ground-based Direct Detection
Wednesday 5 August 2009
8:00 AM - 10:10 AM
Ground-based direct detection (Invited Paper)
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The Subaru Coronagraphic Extreme-AO Project
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SPHERE: the VLT planet imager in the post FDR phase
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Calibrating SPHERE, the exo-planet imager for the VLT
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The Gemini Planet Imager coronagraph testbed
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The Gemini Planet Imager calibration testbed
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Session 5:
Performance Modeling
Wednesday 5 August 2009
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Stellar coronagraph performance impact due to particulate contamination and scatter
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Thermo/opto/mechanical analysis of large apertures for exoplanet detection using Cielo
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A general tool for evaluating high-contrast coronagraphic telescope performance error budgets
Paper 7440-30
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Session 6:
Coronagraph Design, Nullers, and Transits
Wednesday 5 August 2009
1:30 PM - 3:50 PM
The JWST/NIRCam coronagraph: mask design and fabrication
Paper 7440-31
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Vector vortex coronagraph: first results in the visible
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Planetary system and star formation science with non-redundant masking on JWST
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Current status of the assessment of the ESA Cosmic Vision mission candidate PLATO
Paper 7440-35
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Advanced visible nulling facility
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Visible nulling coronagraph testbed results
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In Memoriam: Russ Makidon
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