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Exoplanet Exploration Program

Recent Papers on Exoplanet Instruments, Mission Concepts, and Studies

SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System - ADS is a valuable source for published papers on Exoplanet science, Instruments, and Mission Concepts. To search by topic, enter one or more terms, like the following, into the keyword box: starshade, coronagraph, "debris disk”, exoplanet. (astro-ph) - Many of the most recent preprints are available from arXiv. Use the ‘Advanced search’ to narrow your search with more than one criterion

Papers on instruments for space-based exoplanet imaging and spectroscopy - A list of recent instrument papers and reports on high-contrast imaging with starshades and coronagraphs, compiled by Peter Lawson.

Key Documents

Quick Studies of science capabilities of exoplanet imaging missions (2014)

Completeness of Precision Radial Velocity Surveys of Nearby Stars for Planetary Companions (2014)

Study on Applications of Large Space Optics (SALSO, 2013)

Exoplanet Exploration Program Technology Plan Appendix: 2013

New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2010)

A European Roadmap for Exoplanets (2010)

Blue Dots Report (2010)

Exoplanet Community Report (2009)

ExoPTF Report (2008)

Earth-like Exoplanets (2006)

Exoplanet Program Analysis Group (ExoPAG)

ExoPAG Documents and Reports

Astrophysics Strategic Mission Concept Study Reports (2009)

ACCESS: John Trauger (JPL/Caltech, PI)

ATLAST: Marc Postman (STScI, PI)

EPIC: Mark Clampin (NASA/GSFC, PI)

DAViNCI: Michael Shao (JPL/Caltech, PI)

New Worlds Observer: Webster Cash (Univ. Colorado, PI)

PECO: Olivier Guyon (Univ. Arizona, PI)

Planet Hunter: Geoffrey Marcy (UC Berkeley, PI)

THEIA: David Spergel (Univ. Princeton, PI)

TPF-C Study Reports and Documents

ASTRO2010 RFI: TPC-C 4m Mission Concept (2009)

ASTRO2010 RFI: TPF-C 8m Mission Concept (2009)

ASTRO2010 White Paper: Technologies for Direct Optical Imaging of Exoplanet (2009)

TPF-C STDT Report (2006)

Coronagraph Workshop (2006)

TPF-C Flight Baseline Design Report (2006)

TPF-C Technology Plan (2005)

Milestone 1 Report
Milestone 2 Report
Milestone 3 White Paper

TPF-I Study Reports and Documents

TPF-I SWG Report (2007)

TPF-I Technology Plan (2005)

TPF Architecture Trade Studies (2001)

TPF Book 1999

Milestone 1 Report

Milestone 2 Report

Milestone 3 Report

Milestone 4 Report

Milestone 5 Whitepaper

Technology Development for Exoplanet Missions (TDEM) Whitepapers

John Krist (JPL/Caltech): "Assessing the performance limits of internal coronagraphs through end-to-end modeling: Technology Milestone #2 Whitepaper"

John Krist (JPL/Caltech): "Assessing the performance limits of internal coronagraphs through end-to-end modeling: Technology Milestone #1 Whitepaper"

Donald Figer (Rochester Institute of Technology): "A Photon-Counting Detector for Exoplanet Missions"

Olivier Guyon (University of Arizona): "Phase-Induced Amplitude Apodization Coronagraph: Monochromatic Contrast Demonstration"

Olivier Guyon (University of Arizona): "Instrument Tip-Tilt Control Demonstration at the sub-Milli-arcsecond Level"

N. J. Kasdin (Princeton University): "Advancing Technology for Starlight Suppression via an External Occulter"