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Design of the vacuum high contrast imaging testbed for CDEEP, the Coronagraphic Debris and Exoplanet Exploring Pioneer

Maier, Erin R. and Douglas, Ewan S. and Kim, Dae Wook and Su, Kate and Ashcraft, Jaren N. and Breckinridge, James B. and Choi, Heejoo and Choquet, Élodie and Connors, Thomas E. and Durney, Olivier and Gonzales, Kerry L. and Guthery, Charlotte E. and Haughwout, Christian A. and Heath, James C. and Hyatt, Justin and Lumbres, Jennifer and Males, Jared R. and Matthews, Elisabeth C. and Milani, Kian and Montoya, Oscar M. and N'Diaye, Mamadou and Noenickx, Jamison and Pogorelyuk, Leonid and Ruane, Garreth and Schneider, Glenn and Smith, George A. and Stark, Christopher C. (2020) Design of the vacuum high contrast imaging testbed for CDEEP, the Coronagraphic Debris and Exoplanet Exploring Pioneer. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave. Proceedings of SPIE. No.11443. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 114431Y. ISBN 9781510636736.

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The Coronagraphic Debris Exoplanet Exploring Payload (CDEEP) is a Small-Sat mission concept for high contrast imaging of circumstellar disks. CDEEP is designed to observe disks in scattered light at visible wavelengths at a raw contrast level of 10-7 per resolution element (10-8 with post processing). This exceptional sensitivity will allow the imaging of transport dominated debris disks, quantifying the albedo, composition, and morphology of these low-surface brightness disks. CDEEP combines an off-axis telescope, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) deformable mirror, and a vector vortex coronagraph (VVC). This system will require rigorous testing and characterization in a space environment. We report on the CDEEP mission concept, and the status of the vacuum-compatible CDEEP prototype testbed currently under development at the University of Arizona, including design development and the results of simulations to estimate performance.

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Additional Information:© 2020 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Many thanks to the coauthors of the CDEEP proposal for their hard work on said proposal in a very difficult time, and to those who gave feedback on this work. Portions of this work were supported by the Arizona Board of Regents Technology Research Initiative Fund (TRIF). Thanks also to Hop Bailey and the Arizona Space Institute for their support of the mission concept. An allocation of computer time from the UA Research Computing High Performance Computing (HPC) at the University of Arizona is gratefully acknowledged. Thanks to Zemax for the access to their OpticStudio STOP analysis feature. Special thanks to everyone at the Space Telescope Science Institute Russell B. Makidon Optics Laboratory for their advice.
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Arizona Board of RegentsUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:space telescopes, small satellites, debris disks, wavefront sensing, prototyping, coronagraphy, tolerancing, deformable mirrors
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:11443
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Official Citation:Erin R. Maier, Ewan S. Douglas, Dae Wook Kim, Kate Su, Jaren N. Ashcraft, James B. Breckinridge, Heejoo Choi, Elodie Choquet, Thomas E. Connors, Olivier Durney, Kerry L. Gonzales, Charlotte E. Guthery, Christian A. Haughwout, James C. Heath, Justin Hyatt, Jennifer Lumbres, Jared R. Males, Elisabeth C. Matthews, Kian Milani, Oscar M. Montoya, Mamadou N'Diaye, Jamison Noenickx, Leonid Pogorelyuk, Garreth Ruane, Glenn Schneider, George A. Smith, and Christopher C. Stark "Design of the vacuum high contrast imaging testbed for CDEEP, the Coronagraphic Debris and Exoplanet Exploring Pioneer", Proc. SPIE 11443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 114431Y (13 December 2020);
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:18 Dec 2020 20:30
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