From laboratory experiments to LISA Pathfinder: achieving LISA geodesic motion

Antonucci, F. et al. (2011) From laboratory experiments to LISA Pathfinder: achieving LISA geodesic motion. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 28(9), 094002. (doi: 10.1088/0264-9381/28/9/094002)

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This paper presents a quantitative assessment of the performance of the upcoming LISA Pathfinder geodesic explorer mission. The findings are based on the results of extensive ground testing and simulation campaigns using flight hardware, flight control and operations algorithms. The results show that, for the central experiment of measuring the stray differential acceleration between the LISA test masses, LISA Pathfinder will be able to verify the overall acceleration noise to within a factor 2 of the LISA requirement at 1 mHz and within a factor 6 at 0.1 mHz. We also discuss the key elements of the physical model of disturbances, coming from LISA Pathfinder and ground measurement that will guarantee the LISA performance.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robertson, Dr David and Ward, Professor Henry and Perreur-Lloyd, Mr Michael and Fitzsimons, Dr Ewan and Killow, Dr Christian and Hough, Professor James
Authors: Antonucci, F., Armano, M., Audley, H., Auger, G., Benedetti, M., Binetruy, P., Boatella, C., Bogenstahl, J., Bortoluzzi, D., Bosetti, P., Brandt, N., Caleno, M., Cavalleri, A., Cesa, M., Chmeissani, M., Ciani, G., Conchillo, A., Congedo, G., Cristofolini, I., Cruise, M., Danzmann, K., De Marchi, F., Diaz-Aguilo, M., Diepholz, I., Dixon, G., Dolesi, R., Dunbar, N., Fauste, J., Ferraioli, L., Fertin, D., Fichter, W., Fitzsimons, E., Freschi, M., García Marin, A., García Marirrodriga, C., Gerndt, R., Gesa, L., Giardini, D., Gibert, F., Grimani, C., Grynagier, A., Guillaume, B., Guzmán, F., Harrison, I., Heinzel, G., Hewitson, M., Hollington, D., Hough, J., Hoyland, D., Hueller, M., Huesler, J., Jeannin, O., Jennrich, O., Jetzer, P., Johlander, B., Killow, C., Llamas, X., Lloro, I., Lobo, A., Maarschalkerweerd, R., Madden, S., Mance, D., Mateos, I., McNamara, P. W., Mendes, J., Mitchell, E., Monsky, A., Nicolini, D., Nicolodi, D., Nofrarias, M., Pedersen, F., Perreur-Lloyd, M., Perreca, A., Plagnol, E., Prat, P., Racca, G. D., Rais, B., Ramos-Castro, J., Reiche, J., Romera Perez, J. A., Robertson, D., Rozemeijer, H., Sanjuan, J., Schleicher, A., Schulte, M., Shaul, D., Stagnaro, L., Strandmoe, S., Steier, F., Sumner, T. J., Taylor, A., Texier, D., Trenkel, C., Tombolato, D., Vitale, S., Wanner, G., Ward, H., Waschke, S., Wass, P., Weber, W. J., and Zweifel, P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Classical and Quantum Gravity
Publisher:IOP Publishing
ISSN (Online):1361-6382

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