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19 September 2007 Terrestrial planet finder interferometer: 2006-2007 progress and plans
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This paper provides an overview of technology development for the Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer (TPF-I). TPF-I is a mid-infrared space interferometer being designed with the capability of detecting Earth-like planets in the habitable zones around nearby stars. The overall technology roadmap is presented and progress with each of the testbeds is summarized. The current interferometer architecture, design trades, and the viability of possible reduced-scope mission concepts are also presented.
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P. R. Lawson, O. P. Lay, S. R. Martin, C. A. Beichman, K. J. Johnston, W. C. Danchi, R. O. Gappinger, S. L. Hunyadi, A. Ksendzov, B. Mennesson, R. D. Peters, D. P. Scharf, E. Serabyn, and S. C. Unwin "Terrestrial planet finder interferometer: 2006-2007 progress and plans", Proc. SPIE 6693, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets III, 669308 (19 September 2007); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.734914
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