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Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph optical modeling

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dc.contributor.author Basinger, Scott A.
dc.contributor.author Redding, David C.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-22T17:38:12Z
dc.date.available 2008-05-22T17:38:12Z
dc.date.issued 2004-08
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of SPIE Space System Engineering and Optical Alignment Mechanisms, vol.5528, no.1, (2004) pg 1-9, doi: 10.1117/12.560507 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-2627
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40813
dc.description.abstract The Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph will rely heavily on modeling and analysis throughout its mission lifecycle. Optical modeling is especially important, since the tolerances on the optics as well as scattered light suppression are critical for the mission's success. The high contrast imaging necessary to observe a planet orbiting a distant star requires new and innovative technologies to be developed and tested, and detailed optical modeling provides predictions for evaluating design decisions. It also provides a means to develop and test algorithms designed to actively suppress scattered light via deformable mirrors and other techniques. The optical models are used in conjunction with structural and thermal models to create fully integrated optical/structural/thermal models that are used to evaluate dynamic effects of disturbances on the overall performance of the coronagraph. The optical models we have developed have been verified on the High Contrast Imaging Testbed. Results of the optical modeling verification and the methods used to perform full three-dimensional near-field diffraction analysis are presented. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The International Society for Optical Engineering en_US
dc.subject Terrestrial Planet Finder en_US
dc.subject space telescopes en_US
dc.subject optics en_US
dc.subject modeling en_US
dc.subject coronagraph en_US
dc.title Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph optical modeling en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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