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Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer: Architecture, Mission Design, and Technology DevelopmentThis slide presentation represents an overview 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
Document ID
20090019733
Document Type
Presentation
External Source(s)
Authors
Henry, Curt (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
June 22, 2004
Subject Category
Astronomy
Meeting Information
SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation(Glasgow, Scotland)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
nulling
interferometry
terrestrial planets
formation flying