28 July 2008 DAVINCI, a diluter aperture visible nulling coronagraphic instrument
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DAVINCI is a dilute aperture nulling coronagraph that has the potential of directly detecting an Earth in the habitable zone around ~100 nearby stars. The novel feature of this mission concept is to replace a filled aperture 5-6 meter telescope with 4 by 1.1 meter telescopes in a phased array, dramatically reducing the cost by potentially by a factor of 5-10.
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M. Shao, S. Bairstow, B. Martin Levine, Gautam Vasisht, Benjamin F. Lane, Gopal Vasudevan, Robert Woodruff, Rocco Samuele, Jeffrey Wynn, Mark Clampin, Richard Lyon, Olivier Guyon, "DAVINCI, a diluter aperture visible nulling coronagraphic instrument", Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 70132T (28 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789767; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789767


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