The LISA Pathfinder interferometry—hardware and system testing

Audley, H. et al. (2011) The LISA Pathfinder interferometry—hardware and system testing. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 28(9), 094003. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/28/9/094003)

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Abstract

Preparations for the LISA Pathfinder mission have reached an exciting stage. Tests of the engineering model (EM) of the optical metrology system have recently been completed at the Albert Einstein Institute, Hannover, and flight model tests are now underway. Significantly, they represent the first complete integration and testing of the space-qualified hardware and are the first tests on an optical system level. The results and test procedures of these campaigns will be utilized directly in the ground-based flight hardware tests, and subsequently during in-flight operations. In addition, they allow valuable testing of the data analysis methods using the MATLAB-based LTP data analysis toolbox. This paper presents an overview of the results from the EM test campaign that was successfully completed in December 2009.

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 Fitzsimons, Dr Ewan and Killow, Dr Christian and Hough, Professor James
Authors: Audley, H., Danzmann, K., García Marín, A., Heinzel, G., Monsky, A., Nofrarias, M., Steier, F., Gerardi, D., Gerndt, R., Hechenblaikner, G., Johann, U., Luetzow-Wentzky, P., Wand, V., Antonucci, F., Armano, M., Auger, G., Benedetti, M., Binetruy, P., Boatella, C., Bogenstahl, J., Bortoluzzi, D., Bosetti, P., Caleno, M., Cavalleri, A., Cesa, M., Chmeissani, M., Ciani, G., Conchillo, A., Congedo, G., Cristofolini, I., Cruise, M., De Marchi, F., Diaz-Aguilo, M., Diepholz, I., Dixon, G., Dolesi, R., Fauste, J., Ferraioli, L., Fertin, D., Fichter, W., Fitzsimons, E., Freschi, M., García Marirrodriga, C., Gesa, L., Gibert, F., Giardini, D., Grimani, C., Grynagier, A., Guillaume, B., Guzmán, F., Harrison, I., 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., Nicolini, D., Nicolodi, D., 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., Schulte, M., Shaul, D., Stagnaro, L., Strandmoe, S., 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:0264-9381
ISSN (Online):1361-6382

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