A wide field nulling imager for TPF: The Boeing-SVS hypertelescope concept

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The NRLA design successfully integrates an efficient nulling coronagraph in a wide-field imaging interferometer. Its imaging capabilities make it suitable for a wide range of scientific programs: planet detection and characterization as well as imaging of faint extragalactic sources. It was shown through performance study with an efficient use of the incoming photons that its sensitivity for planet detection was very good.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-430
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002
EventInterferometry in Space - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2002Aug 28 2002


  • Aperture synthesis
  • Coronagraphy
  • Exoplanet detection
  • Nulling
  • Optical interferometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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