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Simulated imaging with an interferometer on a boom
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Paper Abstract

We simulate the observations of a red supergiant star and an asteroid with an optical interferometer mounted on a boom. This instrument has an advantage over more traditional interferometers because it significantly reduces the number of reflections and surfaces, thus allowing one to combine a larger number of telescopes without a significant loss of sensitivity. We investigate two telescope arrays distributed on a hexagonal pattern, one that produces a non redundant coverage of the uv-plane and one that produces a redundant coverage of the uv-plane. These simulated observations are combined with traditional aperture synthesis techniques to reconstruct images and determine the accuracy of these images relative to the original ones.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8445, Optical and Infrared Interferometry III, 84452P (12 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926707
Show Author Affiliations
Henrique R Schmitt, Computational Physics, Inc. (United States)
David Mozurkewich, Seabrook Engineering (United States)
J. Thomas Armstrong, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Anders M. Jorgensen, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Ellyn K. Baines, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Sergio R. Restaino, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Robert B. Hindsley, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Gerard van Belle, Lowell Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8445:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry III
Françoise Delplancke; Jayadev K. Rajagopal; Fabien Malbet, Editor(s)

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