Design and characteristics of a WEP test in a sounding-rocket payload

@article{Reasenberg2012DesignAC,
title={Design and characteristics of a WEP test in a sounding-rocket payload},
author={Robert D. Reasenberg and Bijunath R. Patla and James D. Phillips and Rajesh Thapa},
journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
year={2012},
volume={29},
pages={184013}
}
• Published 31 May 2012
• Physics
• Classical and Quantum Gravity
We describe SR-POEM, a Galilean test of the weak equivalence principle that is to be conducted during the free fall portion of the flight of a sounding rocket payload. This test of a single pair of substances will have a measurement uncertainty of σ(η) < 2×10−17 after averaging the results of eight separate drops, each of 120 s duration. The entire payload is inverted between successive drops to cancel potential sources of systematic error. The weak equivalence principle measurement is made…
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