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BOOST: A Test of Special Relativity

Wörner, Lisa and Schuldt, Thilo and Gürlebeck, Norman and Resch, Andreas and Krutzik, Markus and Wendrich, Thijs and Jha, Nadan and Geradi, Domenico and Herrmann, Sven and Johann, Ulrich and Peters, Achim and Rasel, E. and Braxmaier, Claus (2018) BOOST: A Test of Special Relativity. COSPAR 2018, 14.-22.07.2018, Pasadena, USA.

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BOOST is a mission that aims at testing the foundations of Special Relativity. The centre piece of BOOST are two frequency references mounted on a satellite. It is dedicated to test the validity of Lorentz invariance by comparing a length reference (i.e. a highly stable optical resonator) with a molecular frequency reference. Similar experiments have been performed on Earth. The current best Earth-bound test has been performed by Tobar et al. [1] 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 is targeted. In addition, BOOST could be employed to observe Lorentz violations and CPT violations. These violations are described by the standard model extension by introducing new terms to the according Lagrangian[2]. The accuracy of the associated standard model extension coefficients could be improved by a two orders of magnitude in the fermion sector by executing BOOST.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/125957/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
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
Resch, AndreasAndreas.Resch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Krutzik, MarkusHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Wendrich, ThijsLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Jha, Nadanleibniz university of hannoverUNSPECIFIED
Geradi, DomenicoAirbus DSUNSPECIFIED
Herrmann, SvenZARM, University of BremenUNSPECIFIED
Johann, UlrichAstrium FriedrichshafenUNSPECIFIED
Peters, AchimHumboldt University Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Rasel, E.Inst. f. Quantenoptik, Leibniz Univ. HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Braxmaier, Clausclaus.braxmaier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:July 2018
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Optical Clock, Atomic Clock, Special Relativity, Fundamental Physics
Event Title:COSPAR 2018
Event Location:Pasadena, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:14.-22.07.2018
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 - Systems Engineering Optische Systeme
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Deposited By: Hüls, Simone
Deposited On:16 Jan 2019 09:47
Last Modified:16 Jan 2019 09:47

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