In-flight thermal experiments for LISA pathfinder: simulating temperature noise at the inertial sensors

Gibert, F. et al. (2015) In-flight thermal experiments for LISA pathfinder: simulating temperature noise at the inertial sensors. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 610, 012023. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/610/1/012023)

[img]
Preview
Text
108808.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

1MB

Abstract

Thermal Diagnostics experiments to be carried out on board LISA Pathfinder (LPF) will yield a detailed characterisation of how temperature fluctuations affect the LTP (LISA Technology Package) instrument performance, a crucial information for future space based gravitational wave detectors as the proposed eLISA. Amongst them, the study of temperature gradient fluctuations around the test masses of the Inertial Sensors will provide as well information regarding the contribution of the Brownian noise, which is expected to limit the LTP sensitivity at frequencies close to 1 mHz during some LTP experiments. In this paper we report on how these kind of Thermal Diagnostics experiments were simulated in the last LPF Simulation Campaign (November, 2013) involving all the LPF Data Analysis team and using an end-to-end simulator of the whole spacecraft. Such simulation campaign was conducted under the framework of the preparation for LPF operations.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robertson, Dr David and Ward, Professor Henry and Perreur-Lloyd, Mr Michael and Killow, Dr Christian
Authors: Gibert, F., Nofrarias, M., Armano, M., Audley, H., Auger, G., Baird, J., Binetruy, P., Born, M., Bortoluzzi, D., Brandt, N., Bursi, A., Caleno, M., Cavalleri, A., Cesarini, A., Cruise, M., Danzmann, K., Diepholz, I., Dolesi, R., Dunbar, N., Ferraioli, L., Ferroni, V., Fitzsimons, E., Freschi, M., Gallegos, J., Marirrodriga, C. G., Gerndt, R., Gesa, L., Giardini, D., Giusteri, R., Grimani, C., Harrison, I., Heinzel, G., Hewitson, M., Hollington, D., Hueller, M., Huesler, J., Inchauspé, H., Jennrich, O., Jetzer, P., Johlander, B., Karnesis, N., Kaune, B., Korsakova, N., Killow, C., Lloro, I., Maarschalkerweerd, R., Madden, S., Maghami, P., Mance, D., Martín, V., Martin-Porqueras, F., Mateos, I., McNamara, P., Mendes, J., Mendes, L., Moroni, A., Paczkowski, S., Perreur-Lloyd, M., Petiteau, A., Pivato, P., Plagnol, E., Prat, P., Ragnit, U., Ramos-Castro, J., Reiche, J., Perez, J. A. R., Robertson, D., Rozemeijer, H., Russano, G., Sarra, P., Schleicher, A., Slutsky, J., Sopuerta, C. F., Sumner, T., Texier, D., Thorpe, J., Trenkel, C., Tu, H. B., Vetrugno, D., Vitale, S., Wanner, G., Ward, H., Waschke, S., Wass, P., Wealthy, D., Wen, S., Weber, W., Wittchen, A., Zanoni, C., Ziegler, T., and Zweifel, P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:1742-6588
ISSN (Online):1742-6596
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series 610:012023
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record