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New Worlds Observer: system architecture for terrestrial planet finding
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Paper Abstract

The New Worlds Observer (NWO) is a mission concept for the detection and characterization of extra-solar planets. It employs an external starshade and a space telescope. The starshade suppressed the parent star's light making detection of the extrasolar planet possible. This paper reviews the proposed requirements for the Terrestrial Planet Finding (TPF) mission. Using current understanding of the performance and trades inherent in the NWO architecture it is shown how to construct the allowed design space for a NWO mission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2007
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6693, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets III, 669302 (12 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.733560
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Ronald S. Polidan, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Tiffany Glassman, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Amy S. Lo, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Charles F. Lillie, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6693:
Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets III
Daniel R. Coulter, Editor(s)

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