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Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer: Architecture, Mission Design and Technology DevelopmentThis overview paper is a progress report about the system design and technology development of two interferometer concepts studied for the Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) project. The two concepts are a structurally-connected interferometer (SCI) intended to fulfill minimum TPF science goals and a formation-flying interferometer (FFI) intended to fulfill full science goals. Described are major trades, analyses, and technology experiments completed. Near term plans are also described. This paper covers progress since August 2003 and serves as an update to a paper presented at that month's SPIE conference, 'Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets.
Document ID
20080018559
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Henry, Curt (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Lay, Oliver (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Aung, MiMi (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Gunter, Steven M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Dubovitsky, Serge (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Blackwood, Gary (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
June 21, 2004
Subject Category
Astronomy
Meeting Information
SPIE Conference on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation(Glasgow, Scotland)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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Keywords
formation - flying
nulling
cryogenic structures
interferometry
terrestrial planets