20 October 2004 Terrestrial Planet Finder interferometer: architecture, mission design, and technology development
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This overview paper is a progress report about the system design and technology development of two interferometer concepts studied for the Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) project. The two concepts are a structurally-connected interferometer (SCI) intended to fulfill minimum TPF science goals and a formation-flying interferometer (FFI) intended to fulfill full science goals. Described are major trades, analyses, and technology experiments completed. Near term plans are also described. This paper covers progress since August 2003 and serves as an update to a paper presented at that month's SPIE conference, "Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets."
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Curt Henry, Curt Henry, Oliver P. Lay, Oliver P. Lay, MiMi Aung, MiMi Aung, Steven M. Gunter, Steven M. Gunter, Serge Dubovitsky, Serge Dubovitsky, Gary H. Blackwood, Gary H. Blackwood, } "Terrestrial Planet Finder interferometer: architecture, mission design, and technology development", Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552345; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.552345

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