DAVINCI, a diluter aperture visible nulling coronagraphic instrument

M. Shao, Sarah Bairstow, B. Martin Levine, Gautam Vasisht, Benjamin F. Lane, Gopal Vasudevan, Robert Woodruff, Rocco Samuele, Jeffrey Wynn, Mark Clampin, Richard Lyon, Olivier Guyon

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DAVINCI is a dilute aperture nulling coronagraph that has the potential of directly detecting an Earth in the habitable zone around ∼100 nearby stars. The novel feature of this mission concept is to replace a filled aperture 5-6 meter telescope with 4 by 1.1 meter telescopes in a phased array, dramatically reducing the cost by potentially by a factor of 5-10.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical and Infrared Interferometry
StatePublished - 2008
EventOptical and Infrared Interferometry - Marseille, France
Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 27 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOptical and Infrared 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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