15 September 2011 Design of a star, planet and exo-zodiacal cloud simulator for the nulling testbench PERSEE
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On-going developments on the PERSEE nulling testbench include the realization of a focal plane simulator featuring one central star, an extra-solar planet orbiting around it, and an Exo-Zodiacal Cloud (EZC) surrounding the observed stellar system. PERSEE (Pégase Experiment for Research and Stabilization of Extreme Extinction) is a laboratory testbench jointly developed by a Consortium of six French institutes and companies, incorporating Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (OCA) who is in charge of the manufacturing and procurement of the future Star and Planet Simulator (SPS). In this communication is presented a complete description of the SPS, including general requirements, techniques employed for simulating the observed planet and EZC, opto-mechanical design and expected performance. The current status of the SPS activities is summarized in the conclusion, pending final integration on the PERSEE test bench in September 2011.
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François Hénault, François Hénault, Paul Girard, Paul Girard, Aurelie Marcotto, Aurelie Marcotto, Nicolas Mauclert, Nicolas Mauclert, Christophe Bailet, Christophe Bailet, Bruno Lopez, Bruno Lopez, Florentin Millour, Florentin Millour, Yves Rabbia, Yves Rabbia, Alain Roussel, Alain Roussel, Marc Barillot, Marc Barillot, Julien Lozi, Julien Lozi, Frederic Cassaing, Frederic Cassaing, Kamel Houairi, Kamel Houairi, Beatrice Sorrente, Beatrice Sorrente, Joseph Montri, Joseph Montri, Emilie Lhome, Emilie Lhome, Jean-Michel Reess, Jean-Michel Reess, Laurie Pham, Laurie Pham, Jean-Tristan Buey, Jean-Tristan Buey, Vincent Coudé du Foresto, Vincent Coudé du Foresto, Sophie Jacquinod, Sophie Jacquinod, Marc Ollivier, Marc Ollivier, Jean-Michel Le Duigou, Jean-Michel Le Duigou, } "Design of a star, planet and exo-zodiacal cloud simulator for the nulling testbench PERSEE", Proc. SPIE 8151, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets V, 815116 (15 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892748; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.892748
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