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Technology maturity for the habitable-zone exoplanet imaging observatory (HabEx) concept

Morgan, Rhonda and Warfield, Keith and Kuan, Gary and Stahl, H. Phi and Mennesson, Bertrand and Balasubramanian, Bala and Mawet, Dimitri and Nikzad, Shouleh and Nissen, Joel and Shaklan, Stuart and Serabyn, Eugene and Stapelfeldt, Karl and Warwick, Steve (2018) Technology maturity for the habitable-zone exoplanet imaging observatory (HabEx) concept. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10698. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 106980S. ISBN 9781510619494.

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HabEx Architecture A is a 4m unobscured telescope mission concept optimized for direct imaging and spectroscopy of potentially habitable exoplanets, and also enables a wide range of general astrophysics science. The exoplanet detection and characterization drives the enabling core technologies. A hybrid starlight suppression approach of a starshade and coronagraph diversifies technology maturation risk. In this paper we assess these exoplanet-driven technologies, including elements of coronagraphs, starshades, mirrors, jitter mitigation, wavefront control, and detectors. By utilizing high technology readiness solutions where feasible, and identifying required technology development that can begin early, HabEx will be well positioned for assessment by the community in 2020 Astrophysics Decadal Survey.

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Mawet, Dimitri0000-0002-8895-4735
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Additional Information:© 2018 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The HabEx Concept design is pre-decisional information presented for planning and discussion purposes only. This work was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Subject Keywords:exoplanets, technology gaps, HabEx, detectors, coronagraph, starshade, deformable mirror
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:10698
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Official Citation:Rhonda Morgan, Keith Warfield, Gary Kuan, H. Phil P. Stahl, Bertrand Mennesson, Bala Balasubramanian, Dimitri Mawet, Shouleh Nikzad, Joel Nissen, Stuart Shaklan, Eugene Serabyn, Karl Stapelfeldt, and Steven Warwick "Technology maturity for the habitable-zone exoplanet imaging observatory (HabEx) concept", Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 106980S (6 July 2018);
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:23 Aug 2019 21:30
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