The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite: Simulations of planet detections and astrophysical false positives

@article{Sullivan2015TheTE,
  title={The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite: Simulations of planet detections and astrophysical false positives},
  author={Peter W. Sullivan and Joshua N. Winn and Zachory K. Berta-Thompson and David Charbonneau and Drake L. Deming and Courtney D. Dressing and David W. Latham and Alan M. Levine and Peter Rankin McCullough and Timothy D. Morton and George R. Ricker and Roland K. Vanderspek and Deborah Freedman Woods},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2015}
}
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a NASA-sponsored Explorer mission that will perform a wide-field survey for planets that transit bright host stars. Here, we predict the properties of the transiting planets that TESS will detect along with the eclipsing binary stars that produce false-positive photometric signals. The predictions are based on Monte Carlo simulations of the nearby population of stars, occurrence rates of planets derived from Kepler, and models for the… Expand
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