Current plans call for the first Terrestrial Planet Finder mission, TPF-C, to be a monolithic space telescope with a coronagraph for achieving high contrast. The coronagraph removes the diffracted starlight allowing the nearby planet to be detected. In this paper, we present a model of the planet measurement and noise statistics. We utilize this model to develop two planet detection algorithms, one based on matched filtering of the PSF and one using Bayesian techniques. These models are used to formulate integration time estimates for a planet detection with desired small probabilities of false alarms and missed detections.
|Title of host publication
|Malcolm D. Shuster Astronautics Symposium - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences - Proceedings of the University at Buffalo, State University of New York/AAS Malcolm D. Shuster Astronautics Symp.
|Number of pages
|Published - 2006
|Malcolm D. Shuster Astronautics Symposium - Grand Island, NY, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2005 → Jun 15 2005
|Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
|Malcolm D. Shuster Astronautics Symposium
|Grand Island, NY
|6/12/05 → 6/15/05
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aerospace Engineering
- Space and Planetary Science