26 February 2003 Overview of SIM wide angle astrometric calibration strategies
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This paper summarizes two different strategies envisioned for calibrating the systematic field dependent biases present in the Space Interferometry Mission (SIM) instrument. The Internal Calibration strategy is based on pre-launch measurements combined with a set of on-orbit measurements generated by a source internal to the instrument. The External Calibration strategy uses stars as an external source for generating the calibration function. Both approaches demand a significant amount of innovation given that SIM's calibration strategy requires a post-calibration error of 100 picometers over a 15 degree field of regard while the uncalibrated instrument introduces tens to hundreds of nanometers of error. The calibration strategies are discussed in the context of the wide angle astrometric mode of the instrument, although variations on both strategies have been proposed for doing narrow angle astrometry.
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Lisa A. Sievers, Lisa A. Sievers, Robert P. Korechoff, Robert P. Korechoff, Mark H. Milman, Mark H. Milman, Stuart B. Shaklan, Stuart B. Shaklan, Joseph Catanzarite, Joseph Catanzarite, Ipek Basdogan, Ipek Basdogan, Miltiadis V. Papalexandris, Miltiadis V. Papalexandris, Raymond Swartz, Raymond Swartz, "Overview of SIM wide angle astrometric calibration strategies", Proc. SPIE 4852, Interferometry in Space, (26 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460937; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.460937
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