2 August 2014 Science yield estimation for AFTA coronagraphs
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We describe the algorithms and results of an estimation of the science yield for five candidate coronagraph designs for the WFIRST-AFTA space mission. The targets considered are of three types, known radial-velocity planets, expected but as yet undiscovered exoplanets, and debris disks, all around nearby stars. The results of the original estimation are given, as well as those from subsequently updated designs that take advantage of experience from the initial estimates.
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Wesley A. Traub, Wesley A. Traub, Ruslan Belikov, Ruslan Belikov, Olivier Guyon, Olivier Guyon, N. Jeremy Kasdin, N. Jeremy Kasdin, John Krist, John Krist, Bruce Macintosh, Bruce Macintosh, Bertrand Mennesson, Bertrand Mennesson, Dmitry Savransky, Dmitry Savransky, Michael Shao, Michael Shao, Eugene Serabyn, Eugene Serabyn, John Trauger, John Trauger, } "Science yield estimation for AFTA coronagraphs", Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91430N (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054834; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054834
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