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author = {Antonucci, F and Armano, M and Audley, H and Auger, G and Benedetti, M and Binetruy, P and Boatella, C and Bogenstahl, J and Bortoluzzi, D and Bosetti, P and Brandt, N and Caleno, M and Cavalleri, A and Cesa, M and Chmeissani, M and Ciani, G and Conchillo, A and Congedo, G and Cristofolini, I and Cruise, M and Danzmann, K and De, Marchi F and Diaz-Aguilo, M and Diepholz, I and Dixon, G and Dolesi, R and Dunbar, N and Fauste, J and Ferraioli, L and Fertin, D and Fichter, W and Fitzsimons, E and Freschi, M and Marin, AG and Marirrodriga, CG and Gerndt, R and Gesa, L and Giardini, D and Gibert, F and Grimani, C and Grynagier, A and Guillaume, B and Guzman, F and Harrison, I and Heinzel, G and Hewitson, M and Hollington, D and Hough, J and Hoyland, D and Hueller, M and Huesler, J and Jeannin, O and Jennrich, O and Jetzer, P and Johlander, B and Killow, C and Llamas, X and Lloro, I and Lobo, A and Maarschalkerweerd, R and Madden, S and Mance, D and Mateos, I and McNamara, PW and Mendes, J a},
doi = {9/094002},
journal = {Classical and Quantum Gravity},
title = {From laboratory experiments to LISA Pathfinder: achieving LISA geodesic motion},
url = {},
volume = {28},
year = {2011}

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AB - This paper presents a quantitative assessment of the performance of the upcoming LISA Pathfinder geodesic explorer mission. The findings are based on the results of extensive ground testing and simulation campaigns using flight hardware, flight control and operations algorithms. The results show that, for the central experiment of measuring the stray differential acceleration between the LISA test masses, LISA Pathfinder will be able to verify the overall acceleration noise to within a factor 2 of the LISA requirement at 1 mHz and within a factor 6 at 0.1 mHz. We also discuss the key elements of the physical model of disturbances, coming from LISA Pathfinder and ground measurement that will guarantee the LISA performance.
AU - Antonucci,F
AU - Armano,M
AU - Audley,H
AU - Auger,G
AU - Benedetti,M
AU - Binetruy,P
AU - Boatella,C
AU - Bogenstahl,J
AU - Bortoluzzi,D
AU - Bosetti,P
AU - Brandt,N
AU - Caleno,M
AU - Cavalleri,A
AU - Cesa,M
AU - Chmeissani,M
AU - Ciani,G
AU - Conchillo,A
AU - Congedo,G
AU - Cristofolini,I
AU - Cruise,M
AU - Danzmann,K
AU - De,Marchi F
AU - Diaz-Aguilo,M
AU - Diepholz,I
AU - Dixon,G
AU - Dolesi,R
AU - Dunbar,N
AU - Fauste,J
AU - Ferraioli,L
AU - Fertin,D
AU - Fichter,W
AU - Fitzsimons,E
AU - Freschi,M
AU - Marin,AG
AU - Marirrodriga,CG
AU - Gerndt,R
AU - Gesa,L
AU - Giardini,D
AU - Gibert,F
AU - Grimani,C
AU - Grynagier,A
AU - Guillaume,B
AU - Guzman,F
AU - Harrison,I
AU - Heinzel,G
AU - Hewitson,M
AU - Hollington,D
AU - Hough,J
AU - Hoyland,D
AU - Hueller,M
AU - Huesler,J
AU - Jeannin,O
AU - Jennrich,O
AU - Jetzer,P
AU - Johlander,B
AU - Killow,C
AU - Llamas,X
AU - Lloro,I
AU - Lobo,A
AU - Maarschalkerweerd,R
AU - Madden,S
AU - Mance,D
AU - Mateos,I
AU - McNamara,PW
AU - Mendes,J
AU - Mitchell,E
AU - Monsky,A
AU - Nicolini,D
AU - Nicolodi,D
AU - Nofrarias,M
AU - Pedersen,F
AU - Perreur-Lloyd,M
AU - Perreca,A
AU - Plagnol,E
AU - Prat,P
AU - Racca,GD
AU - Rais,B
AU - Ramos-Castro,J
AU - Reiche,J
AU - Perez,JAR
AU - Robertson,D
AU - Rozemeijer,H
AU - Sanjuan,J
AU - Schleicher,A
AU - Schulte,M
AU - Shaul,D
AU - Stagnaro,L
AU - Strandmoe,S
AU - Steier,F
AU - Sumner,TJ
AU - Taylor,A
AU - Texier,D
AU - Trenkel,C
AU - Tombolato,D
AU - Vitale,S
AU - Wanner,G
AU - Ward,H
AU - Waschke,S
AU - Wass,P
AU - Weber,WJ
AU - Zweifel,P
DO - 9/094002
PY - 2011///
SN - 1361-6382
TI - From laboratory experiments to LISA Pathfinder: achieving LISA geodesic motion
T2 - Classical and Quantum Gravity
UR -
UR -
VL - 28
ER -