10 August 2010 Error analysis on the NWO starshade
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Abstract
The New Worlds Observer enables high-contrast imaging by placing a space telescope in the dark shadow cast by an apodized starshade. This starshade is fully opaque and its performance is determined by the precise shape of the petal-like structure. In this paper, we describe our preliminary efforts to determine the tolerance of the starshade performance to errors in this shape.
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Tiffany Glassman, Adam Johnson, Amy Lo, Dean Dailey, Heidi Shelton, Joseph Vogrin, "Error analysis on the NWO starshade", Proc. SPIE 7731, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 773150 (10 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856332; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856332
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