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GAUGE: The GrAnd Unification Gravity Explorer

Amelino-Camelia, G. and Aplin, K. and Arndt, M. and Barrow, J.D. and Bingham, R.J. and Bordé, C. and Bouyer, P. and Caldwell, M. and Cruise, A.M. and Damour, T. and D´Arrigo, P. and Dittus, H. and Ertmer, W. and Foulon, B. and Gill, P. and Hammond, G.D. and Hough, J. and Jentsch, C. and Johann, U. and Jetzer, P. and Klein, H. and Lambrecht, A. and Lamine, B. and Lämmerzahl, C. and Lockerbie, N. and Löffler, F. and Mendonca, J.T. and Mester, J. and Ni, W.-T. and Pegrum, C. and Peters, A. and Rasel, E. and Reynaud, S. and Shaul, D. and Sumner, T.J. and Theil, S. and Torrie, C. and Touboul, P. and Trenkel, C. and Vitale, S. and Vodel, W. and Wang, C. and Ward, H. and Woodgate, A. (2009) GAUGE: The GrAnd Unification Gravity Explorer. Experimental Astronomy, 23, pp. 549-572. DOI: 10.1007/s10686-008-9086-9. ISSN 0922-6435.

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The GAUGE (GrAnd Unification and Gravity Explorer) mission proposes to use a drag-free spacecraft platform onto which a number of experiments are attached. They designed to address a number of key issues at the interface between gravity and unification with the forces of nature. The equivalence principle is to be probed with both a high-precision test using classical macroscopic test bodies, and, to lower precision, using microscopic test bodies via cold-atom interferometry. These two equivalence principle tests will explore string.dilaton theories and the effect of space-time fluctuations respectively.The macroscopic test bodies will also be used for intermediate-range inverse-square law and an axion-like spin-coupling search. The microscopic test bodies offer teh prospect of extending the range of tests to also include short-range inverse-square law and spin-coupling maesurements as well as looking for evidence of quantum decoherence due to space-time fluctuations at the Planck scale

Document Type:Article
Title:GAUGE: The GrAnd Unification Gravity Explorer
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Amelino-Camelia, G.Dipt. di Fisica, Univ. Roma, La Sapienza
Aplin, K.Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Lab., Didcot
Arndt, M.Inst. f. Experimentalphysik, Univ. Wien
Barrow, J.D.Dept Appl. Mathematics and Theor. Physics, Univ. Cambridge
Bingham, R.J.Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Lab., Didcot
Bordé, C.Systems de Reference Temps Espace / Lab. Physiques Lasers, Paris
Bouyer, P.Lab. Charles Fabry, Institute d´Optiques, Palaiseau
Caldwell, M.Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Lab., Didcot
Cruise, A.M.Univ. Birmingham
Damour, T.Inst. Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette
D´Arrigo, P.EADS-Astrium, Stevenage
Dittus, H.DLR-RY, Bremen
Ertmer, W.Inst. Quantenoptik, Leibniz Univ.- Hannover
Foulon, B.ONERA, Chatillon
Gill, P.National Physics Lab., Teddington
Hammond, G.D.Univ. Birmingham
Hough, J.Inst. Gravitational Research, Univ. Glasgow
Jentsch, C.EADS Astrium, Friedrichshafen
Johann, U.EADS Astrium, Friedrichshafen
Jetzer, P.Inst. Theor. Physics, ETH Zürich
Klein, H.National Physics Lab., Teddington
Lambrecht, A.Lab. Kastler Brossel, Paris
Lamine, B.Lab. Kastler Brossel, Paris
Lämmerzahl, C.ZARM, Univ. Bremen
Lockerbie, N.Univ. Strathclyde, Glasgow
Löffler, F.PTB, Braunschweig
Mendonca, J.T.Inst. Sup. Técnico, Lisbon
Mester, J.Stanford Univ.
Ni, W.-T.Purple Mountain Obs, Nanjing
Pegrum, C.Univ. Strathclyde, Glasgow
Peters, A.Humboldt Univ., Berlin
Rasel, E.Inst. Quantenoptik, Leibniz Univ.- Hannover
Reynaud, S.Lab. Kastler Brossel, Paris
Shaul, D.Imperial College, London
Sumner, T.J.t.sumner@imperial.ac.uk, Imperial College, London
Theil, S.DLR-RY, Bremen
Torrie, C.Inst. Gravitational Research, Univ. Glasgow
Touboul, P.ONERA, Chatillon
Trenkel, C.EADS-Astrium, Stevenage
Vitale, S.Univ. Trento
Vodel, W.Friedrich-Schiller Univ., Jena
Wang, C.Univ. Aberdeen
Ward, H.Inst. Gravitational Research, Univ. Glasgow
Woodgate, A.Inst. Gravitational Research, Univ. Glasgow
Date:March 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Experimental Astronomy
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 549-572
von Ballmoos, PeterUNSPECIFIED
Keywords:Fundamental Physics, Space missions, Equivalence Principle, Mass-spin coupling, Atom interferometry
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignement
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):W -- no assignement (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems
Deposited By: Prof.Dr. Hansjörg Dittus
Deposited On:23 Feb 2010 13:14
Last Modified:07 Feb 2013 20:11

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