New technologies for exoplanet detection with mid-IR interferometers
1 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
2 Sigma Space Corp., 4801 Forbes Blvd., Lanham, MD 20706, USA
a e-mail: Peter.R.Lawson@jpl.nasa.gov
This paper provides an overview of technology development for the Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer (TPF-I). TPF-I is a mid-infrared space interferometer being designed with the capability of detecting Earth-like planets in the habitable zones around nearby stars.
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