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Title: A system level testbed for a mid-infrared beam-combiner for Terrestrial Planet Finder
Authors: Martin, Stefan
Keywords: Terrestrial Planet Finder
Issue Date: Mar-2004
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2003.
Citation: Interferometry and Large Optical Systems, Big Sky, MT, March 3, 2004
Abstract: Direct optical detection of earth-like planets orbiting nearby stars is the goal of the Terrestrial Planet Finder project. One instrument which may have the capability to detect such small, faint objects in proximity to the parent star is the infra-red nulling interferometer. A four input beam combiner is being built to test apsects of the beam combination and planet detection problem. This paper describes the design developed for a ground testbed.
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