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Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer: 2007-2008 Progress and PlansThis paper provides an overview of technology development for the Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer (TPF-I). TPF-I is a mid-infrared space interferometer being designed with the capability of detecting Earth-like planets in the habitable zones around nearby stars. The overall technology roadmap is presented and progress with each of the testbeds is summarized. The current interferometer architecture, design trades, and the viability of possible reduced-scope mission concepts are also presented.
Document ID
20150008604
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Lawson, P. R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Lay, O. P. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Martin, S. R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Peters, R. D. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Gappinger, R. O. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Ksendzov, A. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Scharf, D. P. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Booth, A. J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Beichman, C. A. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Serabyn, E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Johnston, K. J. (Naval Observatory Washington, DC, United States)
Danchi, W. C. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
May 20, 2015
Publication Date
June 23, 2008
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Astronomy
Instrumentation and Photography
Meeting Information
SPIE Conference on Astronomical Instrumentation(Marseille)
Distribution Limits
Public
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Other
Keywords
formation flying
Interferometry
astronomy
nulling
extrasolar planets