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COupling data and techniques for BReakthroughs in EXoplanetary systems exploration

Project description

Advanced digital processing techniques aid search for giant planets outside our solar system

Astronomers first discovered exoplanets – planets outside our own solar system – 30 years ago. Telescope and modelling capabilities are enabling them to gain new insight into how planetary systems form and evolve. However, instruments are limited in their ability to provide high-resolution data at lengths between 5–20 au, where giant planets primarily form through gas accretion. Although the Gaia and ELT future space telescopes are expected to significantly advance our knowledge in this region, instrument costs will probably be high. The EU-funded COBREX project will apply advanced signal processing techniques to imaging data obtained by SPHERE and GPI high-contrast imaging instruments. The ultimate aim is to improve the detection capability of telescopes in lengths beyond 5 au by at least one order of magnitude.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/planets/exoplanetology
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-ADG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 495 266

Beneficiaries (1)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 2 495 266
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations