End-to-end assessment of a large aperture segmented ultraviolet optical infrared (UVOIR) telescope architecture

Lee Feinberg, Norman Rioux, Matthew Bolcar, Alice Liu, Olivier Guyon, Chris Stark, Jon Arenberg

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Abstract

Key challenges of a future large aperture, segmented Ultraviolet Optical Infrared (UVOIR) Telescope capable of performing a spectroscopic survey of hundreds of Exoplanets will be sufficient stability to achieve 10-10 contrast measurements and sufficient throughput and sensitivity for high yield exo-earth spectroscopic detection. Our team has collectively assessed an optimized end to end architecture including a high throughput coronagraph capable of working with a segmented telescope, a cost-effective and heritage based stable segmented telescope, a control architecture that minimizes the amount of new technologies, and an exo-earth yield assessment to evaluate potential performance. These efforts are combined through integrated modeling, coronagraph evaluations, and exo-earth yield calculations to assess the potential performance of the selected architecture. In addition, we discusses the scalability of this architecture to larger apertures and the technological tall poles to enabling these missions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
PublisherSPIE
Volume9904
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601871
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 1 2016

Other

OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period6/26/167/1/16

Keywords

  • ATLAST
  • Exoplanet
  • HDST
  • LUVOIR
  • Space telescope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Feinberg, L., Rioux, N., Bolcar, M., Liu, A., Guyon, O., Stark, C., & Arenberg, J. (2016). End-to-end assessment of a large aperture segmented ultraviolet optical infrared (UVOIR) telescope architecture. In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave (Vol. 9904). [99040H] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231487