19 November 2003 TPF interferometer performance requirements
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The TPF interferometer family suppresses the stellar glare using a deep interferometric null, which for the planet can become constructive interference because of its angular offset. The null depth need not be as great as the star-planet contrast, but its systematic fluctuations must be perhaps 5 times better than the variations which constitute the planet's signature. We present an allocation of errors which meet these needs, and identify areas which need better definition.
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Martin Charley Noecker, Martin Charley Noecker, Oliver P. Lay, Oliver P. Lay, Brent Ware, Brent Ware, Serge Dubovitsky, Serge Dubovitsky, "TPF interferometer performance requirements", Proc. SPIE 5170, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.508060; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.508060

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