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Title: Design and performance of the Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph
Authors: White, Mary L.
Shaklan, Stuart
Lisman, P. Doulas
Ho, Timothy
Mouroulis, Pantazis
Basinger, Scott
Ledeboer, Bill
Kwack, Eug
Kissil, Andy
Mosier, Gary
Liu, Alice
Bowers, Chuck
Blaurock, Carl
Cafferty, Terry
Keywords: coronagraph
planet finder
designs
analysis
Issue Date: 20-Jun-2004
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004.
Citation: Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, June 20, 2004.
Abstract: Terrestrial Planet Finder Coronagraph, one of two potential architectures, is described. The telescope is designed to make a visible wavelength survey of the habitable zones of at least thirty stars in search of earth-like planets. The preliminary system requirements, optical parameters, mechanical and thermal design, operations scenario and predicted performance is presented. The 6-meter aperture telescope has a monolithic primary mirror, which along with the secondary tower, are being designed to meet the stringent optical tolerances of the planet-finding mission. Performance predictions include dynamic and thermal finite element analysis of the telescope optics and structure, which are used to make predictions of the optical performance of the system
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40758
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