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Lasers, clocks and drag-free control : exploration of relativistic gravity in space / by Hansjörg Dittus, Claus Lämmerzahl, Slava G. Turyshev, editors.



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Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2008.
  • Book
  • xix, 639 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Part I Surveys: Fundamental Physics, Space, Missions and Technologies -- Claus Lammerzahl, Hansjorg DittusGeneral Theory of Relativity: Will it Survive the Next Decade? -- Orfeu Bertolami, Jorge Paramos, Slava G. TuryshevIs the Physics Within the Solar System Really Understood? -- Claus Lammerzahl, Oliver Preuss, Hansjorg Dittus Part II Theory Propagation of Light in the Gravitational Field of Binary Systems to Quadratic Order in Newton's Gravitational Constant -- Gerhard Schafer and Michael H. BrugmannOn the Radar Method in General--Relativistic Spacetimes -- Volker PerlickA Universal Tool for Determining the Time Delay and the Frequency Shift of Light: Synge's World Function -- Pierre Teyssandier, Christophe Le Poncin-Lafitte, Bernard LinetUnified Formula for Comparison of Clock Rates and its Applications -- C. Xu, X. Wu, and E. BruningGravity Tests and the Pioneer Anomaly -- Marc-Thierry Jaekel, Serge ReynaudLaser Ranging Delay in the Bi-Metric Theory of Gravity -- Sergei M. Kopeikin, Wei--Tou Ni Part III Technologies Measurement of the Shapiro Time Delay Between Drag-free Spacecraft -- Neil Ashby, Peter L. BenderLaser Transponders for High Accuracy Interplanetary Laser Ranging and Time Transfer -- John J. DegnanUnequal-arm Interferometry and Ranging in Space -- Massimo TintoTechnology for Precision Gravity Measurements -- RobertD. Reasenberg and J.D. PhillipsClocks and accelerometers for space tests of fundamental physics -- Lute Maleki, James M. Kohel, Nathan E. Lundblad, John D. Prestage, Robert J. Thompson, and Nan YuAtom Interferometric Inertial Sensors for Space Applications -- Philippe Bouyer, Franck Pereira dos Santos, Arnaud Landragin and Christian J. BordeDrag-Free Satellite Control -- Stephan TheilDrag-free Control Design with Cubic Test Masses -- Walter Fichter, Alexander Schleicher, Stefano VitaleSolar Sail Propulsion: An Enabling Technology for Fundamental Physics Missions -- Bernd Dachwald, Wolfgang Seboldt, Claus LammerzahlPart IV Missions and Projects Testing Relativity with Space Astrometry Missions -- Sergei A. KlionerLISA, the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, requires the ultimate in Lasers, Clocks, and Drag-Free Control -- Albrecht Rudiger, Gerhard Heinzel, and Michael TrobsLunar Laser Ranging Contributions to Relativity and Geodesy -- Jurgen Muller, James G. Williams, Slava G. TuryshevScience, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity -- Slava G. Turyshev, Michael Shao, Kenneth L. Nordtvedt, Jr.LATOR's Measured Science Parameters and Mission Configuration -- Kenneth NordtvedtOPTIS -- High Precision Tests of Special and General Relativity in Space -- Claus Lammerzahl, Hansjorg Dittus, Achim Peters, Silvia Scheithauer, Stephan SchillerTesting Relativistic Gravity to One Part per Billion -- Wei-Tou Ni, Antonio Pulido Paton, and Yan XiaExploring the Pioneer Anomaly: Concept Considerations for a Deep Space Gravity Probe Based on Laser Controlled Free Flying Reference Masses -- Ulrich Johann, Hansjorg Dittus, Claus LammerzahlPioneer Anomaly: What Can We Learn from LISA? -- Denis Defrere, Andreas Rathke.
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Publisher's Summary:
Over the next decade, the gravitational physics community will benefit from dramatic improvements in many technologies critical to testing gravity. Highly accurate deep space navigation, interplanetary laser communication, interferometry and metrology, high precision frequency standards, precise pointing and attitude control, together with drag-free technologies, will revolutionize the field of experimental gravitational physics. The centennial of the general theory of relativity in 2015 will motivate a significant number of experiments designed to test this theory with unprecedented accuracy. The purpose of the contributions in this book, written by international experts, is to explore the possibilities for the next 20 years for conducting gravitational experiments in space that would utilize both entirely new and highly improved existing capabilities.
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Dittus, Hansjörg.
Lämmerzahl, C. (Claus), 1956-
Turyshev, Slava G.
Astrophysics and space science library ; v. 349.

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