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The Terrestrial Planet Finder coronagraph dynamics error budgetThe Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph (TPF-C) demands extreme wave front control and stability to achieve its goal of detecting earth-like planets around nearby stars. We describe the performance models and error budget used to evaluate image plane contrast and derive engineering requirements for this challenging optical system.
Document ID
20060042863
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Shaklan, Stuart B.
Marchen, Luis
Green, Joseph J.
Lay, Oliver P.
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 2005
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Meeting Information
Optics and Photonics, International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Annual Meeting(San Diego, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
coronagraph
telescope
extra-solar planets