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BOOST: A Test of Special Relativity

Wörner, Lisa and Schuldt, Thilo and Gürlebeck, Norman and Grenzebach, Arne and Krutzik, Markus and Wendrich, Thijs and Jha, Nadan and Geradi, Domenico and Johann, Ulrich and Braxmaier, Claus and Rasel, E. and Peters, A. (2017) BOOST: A Test of Special Relativity. DPG Tagung, 13.03-17.03.2017, Bremen, Deutschland.

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BOOST is a mission that aims at testing the foundations of Special Relativity. The centre piece of BOOST is a Kennedy-Thorndike experiment [1] mounted on a satellite. It is dedicated to detect a potential boost dependence of the speed of light by comparing a length reference (i.e. a highly stable optical resonator) with a molecular frequency reference. Likewise experiments have been performed on Earth. The current best Earth-bound test has been performed by Tobar et al. [2] in 2010, being able to determine the Kennedy-Thorndike coefficient with an accuracy of 4 10−8. By operating a state-of-the-art experimental setup in space for a duration of two years that accuracy could theoretically be improvement to 1 10−10. With the restrictions induced by the choice of orbit and the achievable stability of the in-build clocks an improvement of the accuracy in the order of two orders of magnitude seems realistic.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/112005/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:BOOST: A Test of Special Relativity
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Wörner, LisaZARM, Uni BremenUNSPECIFIED
Schuldt, Thilodlr-ry, bremenUNSPECIFIED
Gürlebeck, Normanzarm, university of bremen, germanyUNSPECIFIED
Grenzebach, ArneDLR BremenUNSPECIFIED
Krutzik, Markushumboldt-universität zu berlinUNSPECIFIED
Wendrich, Thijsluh, leibniz university of hannoverUNSPECIFIED
Jha, Nadanleibniz university of hannoverUNSPECIFIED
Geradi, DomenicoAirbus DSUNSPECIFIED
Johann, Ulrichastrium friedrichshafenUNSPECIFIED
Braxmaier, Clausclaus.braxmaier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Rasel, E.inst. f. quantenoptik, leibniz univ. hannoverUNSPECIFIED
Peters, A.humboldt univ., berlinUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:BOOST, Kennedy-Thorndike
Event Title:DPG Tagung
Event Location:Bremen, Deutschland
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:13.03-17.03.2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Boost
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Deposited By: Hüls, Simone
Deposited On:27 Apr 2017 10:41
Last Modified:27 Apr 2017 10:41

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