16 July 2018 WFIRST coronagraph flight performance modeling
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As it has for the past few years, numerical modeling is being used to predict the on-orbit, high-contrast imaging performance of the WFIRST coronagraph, which was recently defined to be a technology demonstrator with science capabilities. A consequence has been a realignment of modeling priorities and revised applications of modeling uncertainty factors and margins, which apply to multiple factors such as pointing and wavefront jitter, thermally-induced deformations, polarization, and aberration sensitivities. At the same time, the models have increased in fidelity as additional parameters have been added, such as time-dependent pupil shear and mid-spatial-frequency deformations of the primary and secondary mirrors, detector effects, and reaction-wheel-speed-dependent pointing and wavefront jitter.
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John Krist, John Krist, Robert Effinger, Robert Effinger, Brian Kern, Brian Kern, Milan Mandic, Milan Mandic, James McGuire, James McGuire, Dwight Moody, Dwight Moody, Patrick Morrissey, Patrick Morrissey, Ilya Poberezhskiy, Ilya Poberezhskiy, A. J. Riggs, A. J. Riggs, Navtej Saini, Navtej Saini, Erkin Sidick, Erkin Sidick, Hong Tang, Hong Tang, John Trauger, John Trauger, "WFIRST coronagraph flight performance modeling", Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 106982K (16 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2310043; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2310043

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