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Title: Pupil configurations for an interferometric TPF mission
Authors: Serabyn, G.
Mennesson, B.
Issue Date: 8-Mar-2003
Citation: 2003 IEEE Aerospace
Big Sky, MT, USA
Abstract: The primary goal of the proposed Terrestrial Planet Finder mission is the direct detection of radiation from potential terrestrial planets orbiting around nearby stars. However, the faintness of the expected signals leads to very stringent technical requirements on the optical performance. As a result, both of the candidate approaches currently under active development by the TPF project, infrared nulling interferometry with separated aperture telescopes, and optical coronagraphy with a large singl aperture telescope, require complex optical systems which push the state of the art.
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