ACCESS - A NASA mission concept study of an actively-corrected coronagraph for exoplanet system studies

John Trauger, Karl Stapelfeldt, Wesley Traub, Curt Henry, John Krist, Dimitri Mawet, Dwight Moody, Peggy Park, Laurent Pueyo, Eugene Serabyn, Stuart Shaklan, Olivier Guyon, Jeremy Kasdin, David Spergel, Robert Vanderbei, Ruslan Belikov, Geoff Marcy, Robert A. Brown, Jean Schneider, Bruce WoodgateGary Matthews, Robert Egerman, Ronald Polidan, Chuck Lillie, Mark Ealey, Thomas Price

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Abstract

ACCESS (Actively-Corrected Coronagraph for Exoplanet System Studies) develops the science and engineering case for an investigation of exosolar giant planets, super-earths, exo-earths, and dust/debris fields that would be accessible to a medium-scale NASA mission. The study begins with the observation that coronagraph architectures of all types (other than the external occulter) call for an exceptionally stable telescope and spacecraft, as well as active wavefront correction with one or more deformable mirrors (DMs). During the study, the Lyot, shaped pupil, PIAA, and a number of other coronagraph architectures will all be evaluated on a level playing field that considers science capability (including contrast at the inner working angle (IWA), throughput efficiency, and spectral bandwidth), engineering readiness (including maturity of technology, instrument complexity, and sensitivity to wavefront errors), and mission cost so that a preferred coronagraph architecture can be selected and developed for a medium-class mission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7010
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter - Marseille, France
Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 28 2008

Other

OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period6/23/086/28/08

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Coronagraph
Exoplanets
coronagraphs
extrasolar planets
Wavefronts
NASA
Earth (planet)
Planets
Debris
Telescopes
Dust
Spacecraft
Throughput
engineering
Wavefront Correction
Engineering
Bandwidth
Deformable Mirror
deformable mirrors
pupils

Keywords

  • Active optics
  • Coronagraphs
  • Exoplanets
  • Space astronomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Trauger, J., Stapelfeldt, K., Traub, W., Henry, C., Krist, J., Mawet, D., ... Price, T. (2008). ACCESS - A NASA mission concept study of an actively-corrected coronagraph for exoplanet system studies. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7010). [701029] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789119

ACCESS - A NASA mission concept study of an actively-corrected coronagraph for exoplanet system studies. / Trauger, John; Stapelfeldt, Karl; Traub, Wesley; Henry, Curt; Krist, John; Mawet, Dimitri; Moody, Dwight; Park, Peggy; Pueyo, Laurent; Serabyn, Eugene; Shaklan, Stuart; Guyon, Olivier; Kasdin, Jeremy; Spergel, David; Vanderbei, Robert; Belikov, Ruslan; Marcy, Geoff; Brown, Robert A.; Schneider, Jean; Woodgate, Bruce; Matthews, Gary; Egerman, Robert; Polidan, Ronald; Lillie, Chuck; Ealey, Mark; Price, Thomas.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7010 2008. 701029.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Trauger, J, Stapelfeldt, K, Traub, W, Henry, C, Krist, J, Mawet, D, Moody, D, Park, P, Pueyo, L, Serabyn, E, Shaklan, S, Guyon, O, Kasdin, J, Spergel, D, Vanderbei, R, Belikov, R, Marcy, G, Brown, RA, Schneider, J, Woodgate, B, Matthews, G, Egerman, R, Polidan, R, Lillie, C, Ealey, M & Price, T 2008, ACCESS - A NASA mission concept study of an actively-corrected coronagraph for exoplanet system studies. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7010, 701029, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, Marseille, France, 6/23/08. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789119
Trauger J, Stapelfeldt K, Traub W, Henry C, Krist J, Mawet D et al. ACCESS - A NASA mission concept study of an actively-corrected coronagraph for exoplanet system studies. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7010. 2008. 701029 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789119
Trauger, John ; Stapelfeldt, Karl ; Traub, Wesley ; Henry, Curt ; Krist, John ; Mawet, Dimitri ; Moody, Dwight ; Park, Peggy ; Pueyo, Laurent ; Serabyn, Eugene ; Shaklan, Stuart ; Guyon, Olivier ; Kasdin, Jeremy ; Spergel, David ; Vanderbei, Robert ; Belikov, Ruslan ; Marcy, Geoff ; Brown, Robert A. ; Schneider, Jean ; Woodgate, Bruce ; Matthews, Gary ; Egerman, Robert ; Polidan, Ronald ; Lillie, Chuck ; Ealey, Mark ; Price, Thomas. / ACCESS - A NASA mission concept study of an actively-corrected coronagraph for exoplanet system studies. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7010 2008.
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