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Gravitational Wave Search With the Clock Mission

Show simple item record Armstrong, J. W. en_US 2004-09-25T23:40:55Z 2004-09-25T23:40:55Z 1996-11-07 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Pasadena, CA, USA en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 97-0034 en_US
dc.description.abstract Doppler tracking of distant spacecraft is the only method currently available to search for gravitational waves in the low-frequency (~0.0001-0.1 Hz) band. Suppose that the Clock Mission spacecraft is transferred into a suitable interplanetary orbit, I discuss here how the on-board frequency standard could be employeed with an all-Ka-band radio system using the very high stability Deep Space Network station DSS 25 being instrumented for Cassini. With this configuration, the Clock Mission could search for gravitational waves at a sensitivity limited by the frequency standards, rather than plasma or tropospheric scintillation effects, whenever the sun-earth-spacecraft angle is greater than 90 degrees. en_US
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dc.subject.other Clock Mission gravitational waves Doppler tracking frequency DSN noise Ka-Band flight projects en_US
dc.title Gravitational Wave Search With the Clock Mission en_US

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