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Paper: Practical Considerations for Imaging Interferometry
Volume: 194, Working on the Fringe: Optical and IR Interferometry from Ground and Space
Page: 230
Authors: Haniff, C. A.
Abstract: Despite the earth's turbulent atmosphere, the predicted capabilities of second-generation array telescopes suggest that a large class of astrophysical phenomena will be accessible to ground-based imaging interferometers. First-generation instruments have provided some feedback as to the difficulties associated with realising suitable performance, but usefully provide clear guidelines as to the most important technological tasks ahead. In this review I shall summarize current progress in the field, identifying notable successes, and summarize the most relevant problems that will need to be addressed. The prospects for achieving these goals in a realistic and cost-effective array design will be outlined based on the experience of interferometric experiments worldwide.
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