Exoplanet technology research is funded through the Strategic Astrophysics Technology (SAT) component of NASA ROSES - information can be found on the NASA NSPIRES website. Prior to the 2018 SAT solicitation, a sub-component of SAT was called Technology Development for Exoplanet Missions (TDEM). Beginning with the 2018 solicitation, there is a single SAT program but exoplanet technology development SAT awards are managed by the ExEP as before. Awards from solicitations from 2009 through 2017 are listed below, including links to the abstracts of the original proposals, to Milestone Whitepapers, and Final Reports, where available.

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Year

PI

Institution

Proposal Title

CORONAGRAPH STARLIGHT SUPPRESSION DEMONSTRATIONS

2009

John Trauger

JPL/Caltech

Advanced Hybrid Lyot Coronagraph Technology for Exoplanet Missions
Abstract | Whitepaper | Final Report

2009

Olivier Guyon

Univ. of Arizona

Phase-Induced Amplitude Apodization Coronagraphy Development and Laboratory Validation
Abstract | Whitepaper #1 | Final Report #1 | Whitepaper #2 | Final Report #2

2009

Mark Clampin

NASA/GSFC

Visible Nulling Coronagraph Technology Maturation: High Contrast Imaging and Characterization of Exoplanets
Abstract | Final Report

2010

Eugene Serabyn

JPL/Caltech

Demonstrations of Deep Starlight Rejection with a Vortex Coronagraph
Abstract | Whitepaper | Final Report

2010

Olivier Guyon

Univ. of Arizona

Advances in Pupil Remapping (PIAA) coronagraphy: improving Bandwidth, Throughput and Inner Working Angle
Abstract | Final Report #3

2010

Rick Lyon

NASA/GSFC

Compact Achromatic Visible Nulling Coronagraph Technology Maturation
Abstract | Whitepaper | Final Report

2010

Jagmit Sandhu

JPL/Caltech

Visible Nulling Coronagraph (VNC) Technology Demonstration Program
Abstract | Whitepaper | Final Report

2010 **

Glenn Schneider

Univ. of Arizona

EXCEDE PIAA Coronagraph Contrast Demonstration
Whitepaper #1 | Final Report #1 | Whitepaper #2 | Final Report #2

2013

Brian Hicks

NASA/GSFC

Nulling of an Actively-Controlled Segmented Aperture Telescope
Abstract | Whitepaper | Final Report

2014

Eugene Serabyn

JPL/Caltech

Broadband Light Rejection with the Optical Vortex Coronagraph
Abstract | Whitepaper

2016

John Trauger

JPL

Super Lyot ExoEarth Coronagraph
Abstract | Whitepaper

2016

Ruslan Belikov

NASA/Ames

Laboratory Demonstration of High Contrast Using PIAACMC on a Segmented Aperture
Abstract | Whitepaper

2016

Ruslan Belikov*

NASA/Ames

Development of a Method for Exoplanet Imaging in Multi-Star Systems
Abstract | Whitepaper

2017

Remi Soummer

STScI

First System-level Demonstration of High-Contrast for Future Segmented Space Telescopes
Abstract | Whitepaper

2017

Eugene Serabyn

JPL

Vortex Coronagraph High Contrast Demonstrations
Abstract

STARSHADE TECHNOLOGY

2009

Jeremy Kasdin

Princeton University

Starshades for Exoplanet Imaging and Characterization: Key Technology Development
Abstract | Whitepaper | Final Report

2010

Jeremy Kasdin

Princeton University

Verifying Deployment Tolerances of an External Occulter for Starlight Suppression
Abstract | Whitepaper | Final Report

2012

Suzanne Casement

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Starshade Stray Light Mitigation through Edge Scatter Modeling and Sharp-Edge Materials Development
Abstract | Whitepaper | Final Report

2012

Tiffany Glassman

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Demonstration of Starshade Starlight-Suppression Performance in the Field
Abstract | Whitepaper | Final Report

2012

Jeremy
Kasdin ***

Princeton University

Optical and Mechanical Verification of an External Occulter for Starlight Suppression
Abstract | Whitepaper #1 | Re-programmed to the Starshade Technology Activity (S5)

2013

Jeremy
Kasdin ***

Princeton University

Formation Flying for External Occulters
Abstract | Re-programmed to the Starshade Technology Activity (S5)

2013

Webster Cash

University Of Colorado, Boulder

Development of Formation Flying Sensors
Abstract | Whitepaper

2014

Mark
Thomson ***

NASA/JPL

Optical Shield for the Starshade Inner Disc Subsystem
Abstract | Re-programmed to the Starshade Technology Activity (S5)

WAVEFRONT SENSING & CONTROL OF SCATTERED STARLIGHT

2009

Martin Noecker

Ball Aerospace

Advanced Speckle Sensing for Internal Coronagraphs and Methods of Isolating Exoplanets from Speckles
Abstract | Whitepaper | Final Report

2010

Jeremy Kasdin

Princeton University

Integrated Coronagraph Design and Wavefront Control using Two Deformable Mirrors
Abstract | Whitepaper | Final Report

2010

Paul Bierden

Boston Micromachines Inc.

MEMS Deformable Mirror Technology Development for Space-Based Exoplanet Detection
Abstract | Whitepaper

2010

Michael Helmbrecht

Iris AO

Environmental Testing of MEMS Deformable Mirrors for Exoplanet Detection
Abstract | Whitepaper

2017

Olivier Guyon

University of Arizona

Linear Wavefront Control for High Contrast Imaging
Abstract | Milestone Whitepaper #1

CORONAGRAPH MODELING AND MODEL VALIDATION

2009

John Krist

JPL/Caltech

Assessing the Performance Limits of Internal Coronagraphs Through End-to-End Modeling
Abstract | Whitepaper #1 | Final Report #1 | Whitepaper #2 | Final Report #2
Readme | Milestone Report #1 Simulation Code (1.1 GB) | Final Report Simulation Code (1.3 GB)

2010

Stuart Shaklan

JPL/Caltech

Coronagraph Starlight Suppression Model Validation: Coronagraph Milestone Report #3A
Abstract | Whitepaper | Final Report

2015

Jim Breckinridge

University of Arizona

Threshold raw retrieved contrast in coronagraphs is limited by internal polarization
Abstract | Whitepaper

OTHER TECHNOLOGIES

2009

Donald Figer

Rochester Inst. Tech.

A Photon-Counting Detector for Exoplanet Missions
Abstract | Whitepaper | Final Report

2013

Eduardo Bendek

NASA Ames Research Center

Enhanced direct Imaging exoplanet detection with astrometric mass determination
Abstract | Whitepaper | Final Report


* Funded by directed work package from NASA HQ (not SAT)

** Funded by the NASA Explorer program (not SAT) with a Category 3 award from NASA HQ (contract NNX12AH39G)

*** Re-programmed to the Starshade Technology Activity (S5).