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A low noise laser interferometry readout for challenging acceleration measurements in space
Author(s): Marco Pisani; Massimo Zucco; Anna M. Nobili

Paper Abstract

Acceleration measurements are needed to various levels of sensitivity for almost all space missions in the fields of fundamental physics, space geodesy, space exploration, as well as on the space station. Acceleration sensors have a “free” (or weakly coupled) test mass inside a cage rigid with the spacecraft, and yield their relative acceleration by reading the relative displacements (linear and angular, if needed) of the test mass with respect to the cage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10562, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016, 105625K (25 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2296171
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Marco Pisani, INRIM-Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (Italy)
Massimo Zucco, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (Italy)
Anna M. Nobili, Univ. degli Studi di Pisa (Italy)
INFN-Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10562:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016
Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas; Zoran Sodnik, Editor(s)

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