19 November 2003 TPF interferometer performance requirements
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Abstract
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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