San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
11 - 15 August 2019
Conference 11117
Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets IX
Monday - Thursday 12 - 15 August 2019
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Program Committee
  • Olivier Guyon, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States), Research Corp. of Univ. of Hawaii (United States), The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
  • Bruce A. Macintosh, Stanford Univ. (United States)
  • Dimitri P. Mawet, Caltech (United States)
  • M. Charley Noecker, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Program Committee continued...
  • Rémi Soummer, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)

Sunday 11 August Show All Abstracts
Sunday Evening Plenary Session
Sunday 11 August 2019
6:00 PM - 7:25 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 6A

6:00 pm to 6:05 pm: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Accelerating science: how AI and cloud computing can boost scientific progress (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11139-201
Time: 6:05 PM - 6:45 PM
Author(s): Massimo Mascaro, Google Cloud (United States)
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LISA: observing gravitational waves from Space (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11115-202
Time: 6:45 PM - 7:25 PM
Author(s): Martin Gehler, European Space Agency (France)
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Monday 12 August Show All Abstracts
Session 1:
Decadal Large Mission Concepts and Technology I: Joint Session with Conferences 11115, 11116, 11117, and 11118
Monday 12 August 2019
8:20 AM - 10:20 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 10
Session Chairs:
Allison A. Barto, Ball Aerospace (United States) ;
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Space Sciences Lab. (United States)
Lynx X-Ray Observatory: the Universe revealed
Paper 11118-18
Time: 8:20 AM - 8:40 AM
Author(s): Marshall W. Bautz, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States)
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The Lynx X-ray Observatory: revealing the invisible universe
Paper 11118-19
Time: 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Author(s): Daniel A. Schwartz, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr for Astrophysics (United States); Alexey Vikhlinin, Harvey Tananbaum, Mark Freeman, Grant Tremblay, Eric D. Schwartz, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States); Jessica A. Gaskin, Douglas Swartz, Karen Gelmis, Kevin S. McCarley, Alexandra Dominguez, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx)
Paper 11115-21
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Author(s): Scott Gaudi, The Ohio State Univ. (United States); Sara Seager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); Bertrand Mennesson, Alina Kiessling, Keith Warfield, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Technology maturity update for the Habitable-zone Exoplanet Imaging Observatory (HabEx) concept
Paper 11115-22
Time: 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Author(s): Rhonda M. Morgan, Keith Warfield, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); H. Philip Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Gary Kuan, Bertrand Mennesson, Shouleh Nikzad, Alireza Azizi, Bala Balasubramanian, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Dimitri Mawet, Caltech (United States); David C. Redding, Eugene Serabyn, Stuart Shaklan, John J. Hennessy, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Steve Warwick, Northrup Grumman Corp. (United States)
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Telling the story of life in the cosmos: The LUVOIR telescope concepts
Paper 11115-23
Time: 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Author(s): Aki Roberge, Matthew R. Bolcar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Kevin France, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
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The Large UV/Optical/Infrared (LUVOIR) surveyor: engineering design and technology overview
Paper 11115-24
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Author(s): Matthew R. Bolcar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Coffee Break 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
Session 2:
Decadal Large Mission Concepts and Technology II: Joint Session with Conferences 11115, 11116, 11117, and 11118
Monday 12 August 2019
10:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 10
Session Chairs:
Tony B. Hull, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States) ;
Stuart B. Shaklan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
The Origins Space Telescope
Paper 11115-25
Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Author(s): David T. Leisawitz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Large ultrastable telescope system study
Paper 11115-27
Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Author(s): Laura E. Coyle, J. S. Knight, Ball Aerospace (United States); Laurent Pueyo, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Jonathan W. Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States); Anthony Marcel Bluth, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (United States); Matthew East, Harris Corp. (United States); Kevin Patton, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (United States); Matthew R. Bolcar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Dynamic wavefront error and line-of-sight performance predictions for the 15-meter segmented Large Ultraviolet/Optical/Infrared Surveyor (LUVOIR) with non-contact vibration isolation
Paper 11115-28
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Author(s): Larry D. Dewell, Alison A. Nordt, Ankur Chopra, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States); Matthew R. Bolcar, Julie A. Crooke, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Michael S. Jacoby, Kiarash Tajdaran, Torben B. Andersen, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
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Open letter to future flagship designers
Paper 11115-29
Time: 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Author(s): Jonathan W. Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States); Allison Barto, Ball Aerospace (United States)
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Lunch Break 12:10 PM - 1:30 PM
Session 3:
HabEx and LUVOIR
Monday 12 August 2019
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 16A
Session Chair:
Stuart B. Shaklan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Standard exoplanet yield evaluation for the LUVOIR and HabEx concept studies
Paper 11117-1
Time: 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Author(s): Rhonda M. Morgan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Dmitry Savransky, Carl Sagan Institute, Cornell Univ. (United States); Bertrand Mennesson, Eric Mamajek, Stuart B. Shaklan, Karl Stapelfeldt, Michael J. Turmon, Walker Dula, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Dean Keithly, Gabriel Soto, Cornell Univ. (United States)
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Exoplanet detection with LUVOIR: evaluating the coronagraph sensitivity to telescope aberrations
Paper 11117-2
Time: 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Author(s): Roser Juanola-Parramon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States), Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States); Neil T. Zimmerman, Tyler D. Groff, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Laurent Pueyo, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
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ECLIPS: the LUVOIR coronagraph instrument
Paper 11117-3
Time: 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Author(s): Laurent A. Pueyo, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Neil T. Zimmerman, Roser Juanola-Parramon, Matthew R. Bolcar, Aki Roberge, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Dave Redding, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx) telescope and optical instruments
Paper 11117-4
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Author(s): Stefan R. Martin, Gary Kuan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Oliver Krause, Knud Jahnke, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany); Wolfgang Holota, Holota Optics (Germany); Daniel Stern, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Paul Scowen, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
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Numerical modeling of the Habex coronagraph
Paper 11117-5
Time: 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Author(s): John E. Krist, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); James Breckinridge, Caltech (United States); Gary Kuan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Philip Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Stefan R. Martin, Garreth Ruane, Bertrand Mennesson, Rhonda M. Morgan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Jeffrey Davis, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); John Trauger, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Dimitri Mawet, Caltech (United States); Navtej Saini, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Bijan Nemati, The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States); David Redding, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Establishing a substrate manufacturing center for ZERODUR® 4-meter diameter lightweight mirrors
Paper 11117-6
Time: 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Author(s): Tony B. Hull, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States); Thomas Westerhoff, Ralf Jedamzik, SCHOTT AG (Germany)
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Coffee Break 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Session 4:
Flight Systems
Monday 12 August 2019
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 16A
Session Chair:
Tyler D. Groff, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
The PICTURE-C exoplanetary direct imaging balloon mission: first flight preparation
Paper 11117-7
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Author(s): Christopher B. Mendillo, Glenn A. Howe, Kuravi Hewawasam, Jason Martel, Timothy A. Cook, Supriya Chakrabarti, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
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Characterizing exoplanets and their host stars with the Pandora CubeSat
Paper 11117-9
Time: 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Author(s): Elisa V. Quintana, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Thomas Barclay, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States), NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Brian A. Hicks, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States), NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Sarah Logsdon, James Mason, USRA (United States), NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Jenna Marcus, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
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Session 5:
Deformable Mirrors
Monday 12 August 2019
4:40 PM - 5:20 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 16A
Session Chair:
Tyler D. Groff, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
High-contrast imaging stability using MEMS deformable mirror
Paper 11117-10
Time: 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Author(s): Camilo Mejia Prada, Eugene Serabyn, Fang Shi, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Development of deformable mirrors and electronics for future exoplanet imaging and spectroscopy
Paper 11117-11
Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Author(s): Xingtao Wu, Yuqian Wu, Li Yao, Microscale, Inc. (United States); Seth R. Meeker, Camilo Mejia Prada, Lewis C. Roberts, J. Chris Shelton, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Tuesday 13 August Show All Abstracts
Session 6:
WFIRST Coronagraph I
Tuesday 13 August 2019
8:00 AM - 10:10 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 16A
Session Chair:
M. Charley Noecker, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
The WFIRST coronagraph instrument (CGI) technology demonstration (Invited Paper)
Paper 11117-12
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Author(s): N. Jeremy Kasdin, Princeton Univ. (United States), Univ. of San Francisco (United States); Bruce Macintosh, Stanford Univ. (United States); Margaret C. Turnbull, SETI Institute (United States); Vanessa P. Bailey, John Trauger, Bertrand Mennesson, Jason D. Rhodes, Margaret A. Frerking, Feng Zhao, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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The WFIRST coronagraph instrument phase B optical design
Paper 11117-13
Time: 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
Author(s): Hong Tang, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Michael Rodgers, Synopsys, Inc. (United States); Brandon Creager, John E. Krist, James McGuire, Keith Patterson, Mayer Rud, Fang Shi, Feng Zhao, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Development of the WFIRST CGI integral field spectrograph
Paper 11117-14
Time: 8:50 AM - 9:10 AM
Author(s): Tyler D. Groff, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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WFIRST design reference mission: the coronagraph instrument
Paper 11117-15
Time: 9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Author(s): Vanessa P. Bailey, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Dmitry Savransky, Cornell Univ. (United States); John Debes, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Bertrand Mennesson, Robert Zellem, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Directly constraining low-order aberration sensitivities in the WFIRST coronagraph design
Paper 11117-16
Time: 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Author(s): A.J. Eldorado Riggs, Brian D. Kern, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Optimization of Lyot coronagraph focal plane masks for improved low-order wavefront sensing
Paper 11117-17
Time: 9:50 AM - 10:10 AM
Author(s): Erkin Sidick, A.J. Eldorado Riggs, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Coffee Break 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Session 7:
WFIRST Coronagraph II
Tuesday 13 August 2019
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 16A
Session Chair:
Ruslan Belikov, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
HLC Occulter error tolerance evaluation for robust mask design and wavefront control
Paper 11117-18
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Author(s): Hanying Zhou, John E. Krist, Brian D. Kern, Byoung-Joon Seo, Dwight Moody, David S. Marx, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Bijan Nemati, The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States); Ilya Y. Poberezhskiy, Daniel W. Wilson, A.J. Eldorado Riggs, Scott A. Basinger, Kunjithapatham Balasubramanian, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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WFIRST low-order wavefront sensing and control performance on line-of-sight disturbances from multiple reaction wheels
Paper 11117-19
Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Author(s): Fang Shi, Eric J. Cady, Felipe Fregoso, Brian D. Kern, David Marx, Keith Patterson, Camilo Mejia Prada, Byoung-Joon Seo, J. Chris Shelton, Joel Shields, Tuan Truong, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Flight photon counting EMCCDs for the WFIRST coronagraph
Paper 11117-20
Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Author(s): Patrick Morrissey, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Post-processing effects on WFIRST CGI observations of exozodiacal dust
Paper 11117-21
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Author(s): Ewan S. Douglas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States), The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Kerri L. Cahoy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); John Debes, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Bertrand Mennesson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Tiffany Meshkat, Infrared Processing and Analysis Ctr., Caltech (United States)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
Session 8:
Starshades I
Tuesday 13 August 2019
1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 16A
Session Chair:
Dan Sirbu, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Demonstration of 1e-10 contrast at the inner working angle of a starshade in broadband light and at a flight-like Fresnel number
Paper 11117-22
Time: 1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
Author(s): Anthony Harness, N. Jeremy Kasdin, Princeton Univ. (United States); Stuart B. Shaklan, Kunjithapatham Balasubramanian, Victor White, Karl Yee, Philip Dumont, Simon Vuong, Phillip A. Willems, Jet Propulsion Lab., California Institute of Technology (United States); Michael Galvin, Princeton Univ. (United States)
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Rayleigh scattering in the Princeton starshade testbed
Paper 11117-23
Time: 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Author(s): Phillip A. Willems, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Anthony Harness, Princeton University (United States)
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Hardware demonstration of starshade formation flying sensing and control algorithms
Paper 11117-24
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Author(s): Leonel Palacios, Anthony Harness, N. Jeremy Kasdin, Princeton Univ. (United States)
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SISTER: Starshade Imaging Simulation Toolkit for Exoplanet Reconnaissance
Paper 11117-25
Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Author(s): Sergi Hildebrandt Rafels, Stuart B. Shaklan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Margaret C. Turnbull, SETI Institute (United States); Eric J. Cady, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Starshade mechanical architecture and technology update
Paper 11117-26
Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Author(s): David R. Webb, Samuel C. Bradford, John B. Steeves, Stuart B. Shaklan, Phillip A. Willems, Evan W. Hilgemann, Manan Arya, Douglas Lisman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Gregg Freebury, TENDEG, LLC (United States)
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Coffee Break 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Session 9:
Starshades II
Tuesday 13 August 2019
3:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 16A
Advancements in precision edges for a starshade external occulter
Paper 11117-27
Time: 3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
Author(s): Evan W. Hilgemann, John B. Steeves, Nicholas Saltarelli, David R. Webb, Dylan McKeithen, Stefan R. Martin, Stuart B. Shaklan, Douglas Lisman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Scaling the mechanical design of a large deployable starshade
Paper 11117-28
Time: 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Author(s): Manan Arya, Samuel C. Bradford, David R. Webb, John B. Steeves, Evan W. Hilgemann, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Gregg Freebury, John D. Stienmier, TENDEG, LLC (United States)
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mDOT: A concept for an astrophysical small satellite starshade mission in low-Earth orbit
Paper 11117-29
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Author(s): Bruce A. Macintosh, Simone D'Amico, Adam Koenig, Alexander Madurowicz, Stanford Univ. (United States); Eduardo A. Bendek, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States); John Debes, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Robert de Rosa, Stanford Univ. (United States); David Mauro, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
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Orbit and scheduling optimization of a remote occulter working with extremely large telescopes
Paper 11117-30
Time: 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Author(s): Eliad Peretz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States), Cornell Univ. (United States); John C. Mather, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Optical Engineering Plenary Session
Tuesday 13 August 2019
4:00 PM - 6:05 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 6A

Session Chair: H. Philip Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

4:00 pm: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Plasmonics-enhanced terahertz spectroscopy (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11124-201
Time: 4:05 PM - 4:45 PM
Author(s): Mona Jarrahi, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
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Making mirrors for giant telescopes (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11116-202
Time: 4:45 PM - 5:25 PM
Author(s): Hubert M. Martin, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
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Spirit and Opportunity: An adventure of exploration and discovery on Mars (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11116-203
Time: 5:25 PM - 6:05 PM
Author(s): John L. Callas, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Contributions of NASA’s Roman Technology Fellows
Tuesday 13 August 2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Miramar

Chairs: Nasser Barghouty, NASA Headquarters (United States); Mario Perez, NASA Headquarters (United States)

The Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship (RTF) is a highly competitive technology fellowship for early career, US astronomers and astrophysicists in academia, government and industry. The Fellowship, started in 2010, is designed to develop and mature the next generation of principle investigators for NASA’s science instruments and missions. This special session will feature recent and on-going technology development activities by RTF fellows followed by a question/answer period.

    Adjustable x-ray optics using polymer actuators
    Manel Errando, RTF Fellow, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (USA)

    Advanced mirror coatings for next-generation far-UV and broadband space observatories
    Brian Fleming, RTF Fellow, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (USA)

    Flight of FIREBall-2
    Erika Hamden, RTF Fellow, The Univ. of Arizona (USA)

    Performance optimization for space-based astronomical spectrographs
    Randell Mcentaffer, RTF Fellow, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (USA)
Wednesday 14 August Show All Abstracts
Session 10:
Ground-based Observations
Wednesday 14 August 2019
8:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 16A
Session Chair:
A.J. Eldorado Riggs, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
The Keck Planet Imager and Characterizer: demonstrating advanced exoplanet characterization techniques for future extremely large telescopes
Paper 11117-31
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:20 AM
Author(s): Nemanja Jovanovic, Dimitri Mawet, Jacques-Robert Delorme, Caltech (United States); Charlotte Z. Bond, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States); Sylvain Cetre, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States); Daniel Echeverri, Caltech (United States); James K. Wallace, Randall D. Bartos, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Scott Lilley, Sam Ragland, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States); Garreth Ruane, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Peter Wizinowich, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States); Mark Chun, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States); Ji Wang, The Ohio State Univ. (United States); Jason Wang, Caltech (United States); Michael Fitzgerald, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States); Jacklyn Pezzato, Caltech (United States); Emily C. Martin, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States); Edward Wetherell, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States); Eric Wang, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States); Shane Jacobson, Eric Warmbier, Charles Lockhart, Don Hall, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
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Status of the Keck Planet Imager and Characterizer phase II development
Paper 11117-32
Time: 8:20 AM - 8:40 AM
Author(s): Jacklyn Pezzato, Nemanja Jovanovic, Caltech (United States); Garreth Ruane, James K. Wallace, Randall D. Bartos, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States), Caltech (United States); Jacques-Robert Delorme, Caltech (United States); Dimitri Mawet, Caltech (United States), Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Jason Wang, Caltech (United States); Charlotte Z. Bond, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States); Sylvain Cetre, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States); Daniel Echeverri, Caltech (United States); Rebecca Jensen-Clem, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
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The vortex fiber nulling mode of the Keck Planet Imager and Characterizer (KPIC)
Paper 11117-33
Time: 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Author(s): Daniel Echeverri, Caltech (United States); Garreth Ruane, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Nemanja Jovanovic, Jacques-Robert Delorme, Jacklyn Pezzato, Caltech (United States); Dimitri Mawet, James K. Wallace, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Demonstrating predictive wavefront control with the Keck II near-infrared pyramid wavefront sensor
Paper 11117-34
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Author(s): Eden McEwen, Rebecca Jensen-Clem, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States); Sylvain Cetre, Sam Ragland, Peter Wizinowich, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States); Dimitri Mawet, Caltech (United States); James Graham, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
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Performance and early science with the Subaru Coronagraphic Extreme Adaptive Optics project
Paper 11117-35
Time: 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Author(s): Thayne Currie, NASA-Ames Research Ctr. (United States), Subaru Telescope, NAOJ (United States); Olivier Guyon, Julien Lozi, Subaru Telescope, NAOJ (United States); Tyler D. Groff, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); N. Jeremy Kasdin, Princeton Univ. (United States); Frantz Martinache, Univ. Côte d'Azur (France), Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France); Timothy D. Brandt, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (United States); Jeffrey Chilcote, Univ. of Notre Dame (United States); Christian Marois, NRC - Herzberg Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canada); Nemanja Jovanovic, Caltech (United States); Sébastien Vievard, Subaru Telescope, NAOJ (United States)
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Demonstration of multi-star wavefront control using SCExAO
Paper 11117-36
Time: 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Author(s): Eduardo A. Bendek, Dan Sirbu, Ruslan Belikov, Eugene Pluzhnik, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States); Julien Lozi, Olivier Guyon, Subaru Telescope, NAOJ (United States); Thayne Currie, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
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EXOhSPEC folded design optimization and performance estimation
Paper 11117-37
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Author(s): Esther Lhospice, Christophe Buisset, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Thailand); Hugh Jones, William Martin, Ronny Errmann, Piyamas Choochalerm, David Campbell, Univ. of Hertfordshire (United Kingdom); Suparerk Aukkaravittayapun, Apirat Prasit, Thirasak Panyaphirawat, Somsawat Rattanasoon, Apichat Leckngam, David Mkrtichian, Chantira Boonsri, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Thailand); Guillem Anglada-Escudé, Clark E. Baker, Queen Mary Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
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Coffee Break 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
Session 11:
Coronagraph Design and Modeling I
Wednesday 14 August 2019
10:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 16A
Session Chair:
Stuart B. Shaklan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Effects and mitigation of polarization aberrations in LUVOIR coronagraph
Paper 11117-38
Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Author(s): Scott D. Will, James R. Fienup, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
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New concepts for calibrating non-common path aberrations in adaptive optics and coronagraph systems
Paper 11117-39
Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Author(s): Francois B. Hénault, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
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Phase-retrieval-based wavefront metrology for high-contrast coronography: 2. Reconstructions through a shaped pupil apodizer
Paper 11117-40
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Author(s): Gregory R. Brady, Peter Petrone, Iva Laginja, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Christopher Moriarty, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Keira Brooks, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); John Hagopian, Advanced NanoPhotonics, Inc. (United States); Rémi Soummer, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
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The multiple-grating vector vortex coronagraph
Paper 11117-44
Time: 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Author(s): Frans Snik, David Doelman, Steven Bos, Mireille Ouellet, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands); Michael Escuti, North Carolina State Univ. (United States); Garreth Ruane, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 12:10 PM - 1:40 PM
Session 12:
Coronagraph Design and Modeling II
Wednesday 14 August 2019
1:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 16A
Session Chair:
Roser Juanola-Parramon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Optimal designs for coronagraphic systems with two deformable mirrors
Paper 11117-41
Time: 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Author(s): Johan Mazoyer, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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PIAA coronagraph designs for segmented apertures, robust to low-order aberrations
Paper 11117-42
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Author(s): Ruslan Belikov, Dan Sirbu, Christopher E. Henze, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States); Christopher C. Stark, NASA Goddard Spaceflight Ctr. (United States); Robert J. Vanderbei, Princeton Univ. (United States); Eduardo A. Bendek, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
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Vortex fiber nulling for exoplanet observations: theoretical performance, design trades, and scientific yield predictions
Paper 11117-43
Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Author(s): Garreth Ruane, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Daniel Echeverri, Nemanja Jovanovic, Dimitri Mawet, Caltech (United States); James K. Wallace, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Wavefront stability requirements for direct imaging of exo-earths with a large segmented telescope in space
Paper 11117-45
Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Author(s): Iva Laginja, Laurent Pueyo, Rémi Soummer, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Laura Coyle, Scott J. Knight, Ball Aerospace & Technology Corp. (United States)
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Coffee Break 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Session 13:
Coronagraph Design and Modeling III
Wednesday 14 August 2019
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 16A
Session Chair:
Matthew R. Bolcar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Dark-hole maintenance in a high-contrast coronagraph to mitigate the effects of speckles drift on contrast and post processing
Paper 11117-46
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Author(s): Leonid Pogorelyuk, Princeton Univ. (United States); N. Jeremy Kasdin, Princeton University (United States)
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Demonstration of multi-star wavefront control for WFIRST, HABEX, and LUVOIR
Paper 11117-47
Time: 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
Author(s): Dan Sirbu, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States), Bay Area Environmental Research Institute (United States); Ruslan Belikov, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States); Eduardo A. Bendek, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States), Bay Area Environmental Research Institute (United States); Christopher E. Henze, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States); Eugene Pluzhnik, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States), Bay Area Environmental Research Institute (United States)
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A multi-object spectrograph using single-mode fibers with a coronagraph: progress towards laboratory results on the high-contrast testbed for segmented telescopes
Paper 11117-48
Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
Author(s): Carl T. Coker, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Jorge Llop Sayson, Caltech (United States); Stuart B. Shaklan, A.J. Eldorado Riggs, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Dimitri Mawet, Caltech (United States); Garreth Ruane, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Nemanja Jovanovic, Daniel Echeverri, Caltech (United States)
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Online image registration for space-based integral field spectroscopy
Paper 11117-49
Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Author(s): He Sun, Susan Redmond, Princeton Univ. (United States); Tyler D. Groff, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); N. Jeremy Kasdin, Princeton Univ. (United States)
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Minimum number of observations for exoplanet orbit determination
Paper 11117-50
Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
Author(s): Andrew Horning, Cornell Univ. (United States); Rhonda M. Morgan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Eric Nielson, Stanford Univ. (United States)
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Exploration of the dynamical phase space of stars with known planets
Paper 11117-51
Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
Author(s): Dmitry Savransky, Cornell Univ. (United States)
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Session PWed:
Posters-Wednesday
Wednesday 14 August 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Hall A

Conference attendees are invited to attend the poster session on Wednesday evening. Come view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field. Registration badges are required for entry.

Poster Setup: Wednesday 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
View poster presentation guidelines and set-up instructions at
http://spie.org/OPPosterGuidelines
The WFIRST Coronograph exoplanet data challenge
Paper 11117-60
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Sergi Hildebrandt Rafels, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Margaret C. Turnbull, SETI Institute (United States); Avi M. Mandell, Neil T. Zimmerman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Maxime Rizzo, Conceptual Analytics, LLC (United States); Aronne Merrelli, Space Science and Engineering Ctr., Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (United States); Aki Roberge, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Scalar vortex coronagraph mask design and predicted performance
Paper 11117-61
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Garreth Ruane, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Dimitri Mawet, Caltech (United States); A.J. Eldorado Riggs, Eugene Serabyn, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Improving the performance of Hybrid Lyot Coronagraph with extended occulter designs
Paper 11117-62
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Erkin Sidick, A.J. Eldorado Riggs, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Critical characteristics of transmissive coronagraph masks influencing performance
Paper 11117-63
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Kunjithapatham Balasubramanian, Eric J. Cady, Dwight Moody, Richard Muller, Keith Patterson, A.J. Eldorado Riggs, Byoung-Joon Seo, Erkin Sidick, Victor White, Karl Yee, Hanying Zhou, John Gill, Camilo Mejia Prada, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Shaped pupil coronagraph design for Subaru high-contrast imaging with reduction of the inner working angle for Earth-like planet detection
Paper 11117-64
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Joane Joseph, Robert J. Vanderbei, N. Jeremy Kasdin, Jessica Gersh-Range, Princeton Univ. (United States); Thayne Currie, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan); Christian Delacroix, Princeton Univ. (United States)
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Developing linear dark-field control for exoplanet direct imaging in the laboratory and on ground-based telescopes
Paper 11117-65
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Thayne Currie, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States), Subaru Telescope, NAOJ (United States); Eugene Pluzhnik, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States), Bay Area Environmental Research Institute (United States); Ruslan Belikov, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States); Olivier Guyon, Subaru Telescope, NAOJ (United States)
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Formation flying real-time controller implementation for a telescope/starshade system
Paper 11117-66
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Leonel Palacios, N. Jeremy Kasdin, Princeton Univ. (United States)
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Exoplanet detection with the influence of exozodiacal dust and solar glint in starshade observations
Paper 11117-67
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Mengya Hu, He Sun, Anthony Harness, N. Jeremy Kasdin, Princeton Univ. (United States)
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Modeling the scatter of sunlight from starshade edges
Paper 11117-68
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Dylan McKeithen, Stuart B. Shaklan, Stefan R. Martin, Christine Bradley, Raju Manthena, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Highly replicable, low-cost, portable, general-purpose, high-resolution spectrometer with applications in stellar studies and exoplanet science
Paper 11117-69
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Clark E. Baker, Guillem Anglada-Escudé, Queen Mary Univ. of London (United Kingdom); Hugh Jones, William Martin, Univ. of Hertfordshire (United Kingdom)
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Precise wavelength calibration of the Echelle spectrograph FOCES
Paper 11117-70
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Liang Wang, Frank Grupp, Hanna Kellermann, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
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First results of the 4-fiber upgrade of the high-resolution comb calibrated spectrograph FOCES
Paper 11117-71
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Hanna Kellermann, Vanessa Fahrenschon, Liang Wang, Frank Grupp, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany); Ulrich Hopp, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany); Ralf Bender, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
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Self-nulling spectrograph for star glare rejection
Paper 11117-72
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Thomas D. Ditto, 3DeWitt, LLC (United States), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (United States)
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The low-order wavefront control system for the PICTURE-C mission: deformable mirror anti-aliasing through temporal dithering
Paper 11117-73
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Kuravi Hewawasam, Christopher B. Mendillo, Glenn A. Howe, Jason Martel, Susanna C. Finn, Timothy A. Cook, Supriya Chakrabarti, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
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Decoupling the image-plane and low-order wavefront sensors for the PICTURE-C coronagraph
Paper 11117-74
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Christopher B. Mendillo, Glenn A. Howe, Kuravi Hewawasam, Jason Martel, Timothy A. Cook, Supriya Chakrabarti, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
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Status of commissioning stabilized infrared Fizeau interferometry with LBTI
Paper 11117-75
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Eckhart Spalding, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Phil Hinz, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
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Simulation of Zernike wavefront sensing and closed-loop control for segmented aperture vortex coronagraphs
Paper 11117-76
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Jeffrey B. Jewell, John B. Steeves, James K. Wallace, Dustin Moore, David C. Redding, Chris Shelton, John Z. Lou, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Session 14:
Laboratory Demonstrations I
Thursday 15 August 2019
8:30 AM - 10:10 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 16A
Design description and commissioning performance of a stable coronagraph technology development testbed for direct imaging of Earth-like exoplanets
Paper 11117-52
Time: 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
Author(s): Keith Patterson, Byoung-Joon Seo, Kunjithapatham Balasubramanian, Talso Chui, Brendan Crill, John Gill, Brian D. Kern, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Ray Lam, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); David Marx, Dwight Moody, Richard Muller, Camilo Mejia Prada, Garreth Ruane, John Shaw, Fang Shi, Nicholas Siegler, Hong Tang, John Trauger, Victor White, Daniel W. Wilson, Karl Yee, Robert Zimmer, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Testbed demonstration of high-contrast coronagraph imaging in search for Earth-like exoplanets
Paper 11117-53
Time: 8:50 AM - 9:10 AM
Author(s): Byoung-Joon Seo, Keith Patterson, Kunjithapatham Balasubramanian, Brendan Crill, Talso Chui, Brian D. Kern, Ray Lam, David Marx, Dwight Moody, Camilo Mejia Prada, Garreth Ruane, Fang Shi, John Shaw, Nicholas Siegler, Hong Tang, John Trauger, Daniel W. Wilson, Robert Zimmer, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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The high-contrast spectroscopy testbed for segmented telescopes (HCST): new wavefront control demonstrations
Paper 11117-54
Time: 9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Author(s): Jorge Llop Sayson, Caltech (United States); Garreth Ruane, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Nemanja Jovanovic, Dimitri Mawet, Daniel Echeverri, Caltech (United States); A.J. Eldorado Riggs, Carl T. Coker, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Novel implementation of a Kalman filter for speckle nulling with a fiber injection unit
Paper 11117-55
Time: 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Author(s): Manxuan Zhang, Jorge Llop Sayson, Nemanja Jovanovic, Caltech (United States); Dimitri Mawet, Caltech (United States), Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Yeyuan Xin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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High-contrast imager for complex aperture telescopes (HiCAT): 6. Two deformable mirror wavefront control
Paper 11117-56
Time: 9:50 AM - 10:10 AM
Author(s): Rémi Soummer, Iva Laginja, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Scott D. Will, Univ. of Rochester (United States); Roser Juanola-Parramon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Peter Petrone, Gregory R. Brady, James Noss, Marshall D. Perrin, Julia Fowler, Heather Kurtz, Kathryn St. Laurent, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Kevin Fogarty, Caltech (United States); Evelyn McChesney, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Nathan Scott, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States); Keira Brooks, Thomas Comeau, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Marc Ferrari, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France); Rob Gontrum, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); John Hagopian, Advanced NanoPhotonics, Inc. (United States); Emmanuel Hugot, Lucie Leboulleux, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France); Johan Mazoyer, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Laurent Mugnier, ONERA (France), Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France); Mamadou N'Diaye, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France); Laurent Pueyo, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Jean-François Sauvage, ONERA (France), Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France); Ron Shiri, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Anand Sivaramakrishnan, Ana-Maria Valenzuela, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Neil T. Zimmerman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Coffee Break 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Session 15:
Laboratory Demonstrations II
Thursday 15 August 2019
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 16A
Design and modeling of the off-axis parabolic deformable mirror laboratory
Paper 11117-57
Time: 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Author(s): Hari Subedi, Tyler D. Groff, Roser Juanola-Parramon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Exoplanet imaging in multiple star systems: laboratory demonstration
Paper 11117-58
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Author(s): Eugene Pluzhnik, Ruslan Belikov, Dan Sirbu, Eduardo A. Bendek, Thayne Currie, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
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The segmented aperture interferometric nulling testbed (SAINT) IV: radial shear performance modeling
Paper 11117-59
Time: 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Author(s): Brian A. Hicks, Univ. of Maryland (United States), NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Christopher C. Stark, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Neil T. Zimmerman, Matthew R. Bolcar, Giada N. Arney, Michael W. McElwain, Aki Roberge, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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