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HabEx yield modeling with for systems engineering (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Rhonda M. Morgan; Michael Bottom; Michael Turmon; Bertrand P. Mennesson; Keith Warfield; Dmitry Savransky; Christian Delacroix

Paper Abstract

We present yield modeling results for the HabEx concept study using EXOSIMS. EXOSIMS (Exoplanet Open-Source Imaging Mission Simulator) provides a parametric estimate of science yield of mission concepts using contrast curves from physics-based diffraction model codes and Monte Carlo simulations of design reference missions using realistic observing constraints. Two baseline architecture configurations and two extended configurations are compared. We compare a configuration with a coronagraph to a configuration with a starshade for both detection and spectral characterization. The input parameters, including astrophysical assumptions, are detailed. We show sensitivity to key design parameters around design space local to the point designs. The yield results provide an analysis of the relative performance of telescope and instrument design that enable system engineering decisions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2017
Proc. SPIE 10398, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VIII, 1039804 (19 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274678
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Rhonda M. Morgan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael Bottom, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael Turmon, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Bertrand P. Mennesson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Keith Warfield, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Dmitry Savransky, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Christian Delacroix, Cornell Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10398:
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts VIII
Howard A. MacEwen; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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