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Precision Gravity Tests with Atom Interferometry in Space

Tino, G.M. and Sorrentino, F. and Aguilera, Deborah and Battelier, B. and Bertoldi, A. and Bodart, Q and Bongs, K. and Bouyer, P. and Braxmaier, Claus and Schuldt, Thilo and et al, et al (2013) Precision Gravity Tests with Atom Interferometry in Space. In: Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 243-244, pp. 203-217. IV Conference on Particle and Fundamental Physics in Space, 5-7. Nov. 2012, CERN, Genova, Swizertland.

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Atom interferometry provides extremely sensitive and accurate tools for the measurement of inertial forces. Op- eration of atom interferometers in microgravity is expected to enhance the performance of such sensors. This paper presents two possible implementations of a dual 85 Rb- 87 Rb atom interferometer to perform di ff erential gravity mea- surements in space, with the primary goal to test the Weak Equivalence Principle. The proposed scheme is in the framework of two projects of the European Space Agency, namely Q-WEP and STE-QUEST. The paper describes the baseline experimental configuration, and discusses the technology readiness, noise and error budget for the two proposed experiments

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/88194/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Precision Gravity Tests with Atom Interferometry in Space
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Tino, G.M.LENS, Univ. FirenzeUNSPECIFIED
Sorrentino, F.LENS, Univ. FirenzeUNSPECIFIED
Aguilera, DeborahDLR-RY BremenUNSPECIFIED
Battelier, B.U. Bordeaux, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Bertoldi, A.U. Bordeaux, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Bodart, QU. Florence, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Bongs, K.School of Physics, Univ. BirminghamUNSPECIFIED
Bouyer, P.U.Bordeaux, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Braxmaier, Clausclaus.braxmaier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schuldt, ThiloDLR-RY, BremenUNSPECIFIED
et al, et alet al.UNSPECIFIED
Date:July 2013
Journal or Publication Title:Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 243-244
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 203-217
Series Name:Nuclear Physics B
Keywords:atom interferometry, test of fundamental physics, STE-QUEST
Event Title:IV Conference on Particle and Fundamental Physics in Space
Event Location:CERN, Genova, Swizertland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:5-7. Nov. 2012
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: Aguilera, Deborah
Deposited On:13 Feb 2014 10:25
Last Modified:21 Sep 2017 09:47

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