Dr. Bertrand Mennesson
Principal Scientist at Jet Propulsion Lab
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
High Contrast Imaging , Debris Disks , Interferometers , Exoplanets , Coronagraphs , Data Reduction
Profile Summary

Dr. Bertrand Mennesson received his Ph.D. in Astrophysics and Space Techniques from Paris Diderot University in 1999, before joining JPL in 2001. His expertise is in the design, assembly and scientific exploitation of high-contrast high-resolution optical systems – coronagraphs, interferometers and starshades- used for astronomical imaging. His main scientific focus is on the direct detection and spectroscopy of exoplanetary systems, ultimately leading to the search for life on Earth-like exoplanets, through the use of new instruments and data reduction techniques. Dr Mennesson is the author or co-author of ~ 300 publications in specialized journals and at professional conferences.
Publications (98)

SPIE Journal Paper | 11 October 2023 Open Access
JATIS, Vol. 9, Issue 04, 045002, (October 2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.10.1117/1.JATIS.9.4.045002
KEYWORDS: Coronagraphy, Actuators, Space telescopes, Numerical modeling, Wavefronts, Modeling, Stars, Monochromatic aberrations, Polarization, Simulations

Proceedings Article | 5 October 2023 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12680, 1268019 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2676876
KEYWORDS: Coronagraphy, Planets, Spectroscopy, Electric fields, Calibration, Actuators, Stars, Measurement uncertainty, Equipment, Cameras

Proceedings Article | 5 October 2023 Presentation + Paper
Rhonda Morgan, Dmitry Savransky, Mario Damiano, Doug Lisman, Bertrand Mennesson, Eric Mamajek, Tyler Robinson, Michael Turmon
Proceedings Volume 12680, 126801L (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2677785
KEYWORDS: Coronagraphy, Exoplanets, Prior knowledge, Near infrared, Visible radiation, Simulations, Monte Carlo methods, Planets, Stars, Spectral resolution

Proceedings Article | 5 October 2023 Presentation + Paper
Daniel Echeverri, Jerry Xuan, Nemanja Jovanovic, Jacques-Robert Delorme, Garreth Ruane, Sofia Hillman, Dimitri Mawet, J. Kent Wallace, Bertrand Mennesson, Maxwell Millar-Blanchaer
Proceedings Volume 12680, 126800M (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2677656
KEYWORDS: Stars, Single mode fibers, Planets, Exoplanets, Adaptive optics, K band, Telescopes, Point spread functions, Imaging systems

Proceedings Article | 5 October 2023 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12680, 126800T (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2679036
KEYWORDS: Coronagraphy, Equipment, Mirrors, Optical benches, Wavefront sensors, Deformable mirrors, Cameras, Prisms, Observatories, Wavefront errors

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Conference Committee Involvement (2)
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
14 December 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2022: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
13 December 2020 | San Diego, California, United States
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