Testing LISA drag-free control with the LISA technology package flight experiment

D Bortoluzzi, Ludovico Carbone, A Cavalleri, A Ciccolella, M Da Lio, K Danzmann, R Dolesi, A Gianolio, G Heinzel, D Hoyland, CD Hoyle, M Hueller, F Nappo, M Sallusti, P Sarra, MT Plate, C Tirabassi, S Vitale, WJ Weber, P Bosetti

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The LISA test masses must be kept free of stray acceleration noise to within 3 x 10(-15) m s(-2) Hz(-1/2) in order to obtain the low-frequency gravitational wave sensitivity goal. The LISA technology package (LTP) is a dedicated ESA flight experiment for testing the drag-free control technology that must ensure purity. of free fall in the LISA miss-ion. We present here a brief description of the UP experimental configuration, specific measurements to be performed and the requirements that must be met in order to demonstrate the UP stray acceleration upper limit goal of 3 x 10(-14) m s(-2) Hz(-1/2) at I mHz.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S89-S97
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number10
Early online date28 Apr 2003
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2003


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