The LTP experiment on the LISA Pathfinder mission

Anza, S. et al. (2005) The LTP experiment on the LISA Pathfinder mission. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 22(10), S125-S138. (doi:10.1088/0264-9381/22/10/001)

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Abstract

We report on the development of the LISA Technology Package (LTP) experiment that will fly onboard the LISA Pathfinder mission of the European Space Agency in 2008. We first summarize the science rationale of the experiment aimed at showing the operational feasibility of the so-called transverse–traceless coordinate frame within the accuracy needed for LISA. We then show briefly the basic features of the instrument and we finally discuss its projected sensitivity and the extrapolation of its results to LISA.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robertson, Dr David and Hough, Professor James and Ward, Professor Henry and Killow, Dr Christian
Authors: Anza, S., Armano, M., Balaguer, E., Benedetti, M., Boatella, C., Bosetti, P., Bortoluzzi, D., Brandt, N., Braxmaier, C., Caldwell, M., Carbone, L., Cavalleri, A., Ciccolella, A., Cristofolini, I., Cruise, M., Da Lio, M., Danzmann, K., Desiderio, D., Dolesi, R., Dunbar, N., Fichter, W., Garcia, C., Garcia-Berro, E., Marin, A.F.G., Gerndt, R., Gianolio, A., Giardini, D., Gruenagel, R., Hammesfahr, A., Heinzel, G., Hough, J., Hoyland, D., Hueller, M., Jennrich, O., Johann, U., Kemble, S., Killow, C., Kolbe, D., Landgraf, M., Lobo, A., Lorizzo, V., Mance, D., Middleton, K., Nappo, F., Nofrarias, M., Racca, G., Ramos, J., Robertson, D., Sallusti, M., Sandford, M., Sanjuan, J., Sarra, P., Selig, A., Shaul, D., Smart, D., Smit, M., Stagnaro, L., Sumner, T., Tirabassi, C., Tobin, S., Vitale, S., Wand, V., Ward, H., 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:Institute of Physics
ISSN:0264-9381
ISSN (Online):1361-6382

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