Principles of construction of inter-satellite laser interferometers in the existing projects of gravitational-wave antennas and space gravitational gradiometers

S.S. Donchenko, R.A. Davlatov, E.A. Lavrov, D.A. Sokolov, I.O. Skakun

FSUE “VNIIFTRI”, Mendeleevo, Moscow region, Russia,,,,

Al’manac of Modern Metrology № 1 (29) 2022, pages 82–105

Abstract. The paper discusses the principles of building inter-satellite and airborne inter­ferometers in the LISA, LISA Pathfinder, Tianqin, GRACE-FO missions. The main features of the devices are described. The results of experiments and theoretical estimates of their accuracy are presented.

Keywords: intersatellite laser interferometer, gravitational waves, drag-free satellite.

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