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EChOSim: The Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory software simulator

Pascale, Enzo, Waldmann, I. P., MacTavish, C. J., Papageorgiou, Andreas, Amaral-Rogers, A., Varley, R., Coudé du Foresto, V., Griffin, Matthew Joseph, Ollivier, M., Sarkar, Subhajit, Spencer, Locke, Swinyard, Bruce, Tessenyi, M. and Tinetti, G. 2015. EChOSim: The Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory software simulator. Experimental Astronomy , pp. 1-19. 10.1007/s10686-015-9471-0

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Abstract

EChOSim is the end-to-end time-domain simulator of the Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory (EChO) space mission. EChOSim has been developed to assess the capability of the EChO mission concept to detect and characterise the atmospheres of transiting exoplanets. Here we discuss the details of the EChOSim implementation and describe the models used to represent the instrument and to simulate the detection. Software simulators have assumed a central role in the design of new instrumentation and in assessing the level of systematics affecting the measurements of existing experiments. Thanks to its high modularity, EChOSim can simulate basic aspects of several existing and proposed spectrometers including instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer, ground-based and balloon-borne experiments. A discussion of different uses of EChOSim is given, including examples of simulations performed to assess the EChO mission.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0922-6435
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 13:59
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/76455

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