29 July 2016 The Segmented Aperture Interferometric Nulling Testbed (SAINT) I: overview and air-side system description
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This work presents an overview of the Segmented Aperture Interferometric Nulling Testbed (SAINT), a project that will pair an actively-controlled macro-scale segmented mirror with the Visible Nulling Coronagraph (VNC). SAINT will incorporate the VNC’s demonstrated wavefront sensing and control system to refine and quantify end-to-end high-contrast starlight suppression performance. This pathfinder testbed will be used as a tool to study and refine approaches to mitigating instabilities and complex diffraction expected from future large segmented aperture telescopes.
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Brian A. Hicks, Brian A. Hicks, Richard G. Lyon, Richard G. Lyon, Peter Petrone, Peter Petrone, Marlin Ballard, Marlin Ballard, Matthew R. Bolcar, Matthew R. Bolcar, Jeff Bolognese, Jeff Bolognese, Mark Clampin, Mark Clampin, Peter Dogoda, Peter Dogoda, Daniel Dworzanski, Daniel Dworzanski, Michael A. Helmbrecht, Michael A. Helmbrecht, Corina Koca, Corina Koca, Ron Shiri, Ron Shiri, } "The Segmented Aperture Interferometric Nulling Testbed (SAINT) I: overview and air-side system description", Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 990420 (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234313; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2234313
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