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Suggested Citation:"D--Acronyms." National Research Council. 2014. Evaluation of the Implementation of WFIRST/AFTA in the Context of New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18712.
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AFTA Astrophysics Focused Telescope Assets
ALMA Atacama Large Millimeter Array
BAO baryon acoustic oscillations
CATE cost and technical evaluation
CHIME Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment
CMB cosmic microwave background
DESI Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument
DOE Department of Energy
ESA European Space Agency
FY fiscal year
HETDEX Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment
HLC Hybrid Lyot Coronagraph
HST Hubble Space Telescope
IDRM Interim Design Reference Mission
IFU Integral Field Unit
Suggested Citation:"D--Acronyms." National Research Council. 2014. Evaluation of the Implementation of WFIRST/AFTA in the Context of New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18712.
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JDEM Joint Dark Energy Mission
JWST James Webb Space Telescope
LBTI Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer
LSST Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NIR near-infrared
NRC National Research Council
NSF National Science Foundation
NWNH New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics
OMC Occulting Mask Coronagraph
PIAA Phased Induced Amplitude Apodization
PSF point spread function
R&A research and analysis
SDT Science Definition Team
SNR signal-to-noise ratio
SP Shaped Pupil
TRL technical readiness level
WFC3 Wide-Field Camera 3
WFIRST Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope
Suggested Citation:"D--Acronyms." National Research Council. 2014. Evaluation of the Implementation of WFIRST/AFTA in the Context of New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18712.
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Suggested Citation:"D--Acronyms." National Research Council. 2014. Evaluation of the Implementation of WFIRST/AFTA in the Context of New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18712.
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Evaluation of the Implementation of WFIRST in the Context of New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics assesses whether the proposed Astrophysics Focused Telescope Assets (AFTA) design reference mission described in the April 30, 2013 report of the AFTA Science Definition Team (SDT), WFIRST-2.4, is responsive to the overall strategy to pursue the science objectives of New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics, and in particular, the survey's top ranked, large-scale, space-based priority: the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). This report considers the versions of WFIRST-2.4 with and without the coronagraph, as described in the AFTA SDT report. The report compares the WFIRST mission described in New Worlds, New Horizons to the AFTA SDT WFIRST-2.4 design reference mission, with and without the coronagraph, on the basis of their science objectives, technical complexity, and programmatic rationale, including projected cost. This report gives an overview of relevant scientific, technical, and programmatic changes that have occurred since the release of New Worlds, New Horizons, and assesses the responsiveness of the WFIRST mission to the science and technology objectives of the New Worlds report.

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