Design of the vacuum high contrast imaging testbed for CDEEP, the Coronagraphic Debris and Exoplanet Exploring Pioneer

  title={Design of the vacuum high contrast imaging testbed for CDEEP, the Coronagraphic Debris and Exoplanet Exploring Pioneer},
  author={Erin R. Maier and Ewan S. Douglas and Dae Wook Kim and Kate Y. L. Su and Jaren N. Ashcraft and James Bernard Breckinridge and Heejoo Choi and {\'E}lodie Choquet and Tom Connors and Olivier Durney and Kerry Gonzales and Charlotte E. Guthery and Christian A. Haughwout and James Heath and Justin Hyatt and Jennifer Lumbres and Jared R. Males and Elisabeth C. Matthews and Kian Milani and Oscar M. Montoya and Mamadou N'diaye and Jamison Noenickx and Leonid Pogorelyuk and Garreth J. Ruane and Glenn Schneider and George A. Smith and Christopher C. Stark},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
The Coronagraphic Debris Exoplanet Exploring Payload (CDEEP) is a Small-Sat mission concept for high contrast imaging of circumstellar disks. CDEEP is designed to observe disks in scattered light at visible wavelengths at a raw contrast level of 10-7 per resolution element (10-8 with post processing). This exceptional sensitivity will allow the imaging of transport dominated debris disks, quantifying the albedo, composition, and morphology of these low-surface brightness disks. CDEEP combines… Expand
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