This paper demonstrates that WFS&C technologies for Exo-Earth imaging are well within our reach in the next decade. To accomplish this goal we recommend that NASA a) follows a strategic plan based on synergies between ground-based (ExAO) and space-based (technology testbeds) instrumentation, b) continues to fund the WFIRST coronagraph instrument.
Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- September 2019