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Two Potential Improvements to OASES Systems

Two Potential Improvements to OASES Systems

Philip C. Fisher
Ruffner Associates, Inc. P.O. Box 1867 Santa Fe, NM 87504

Joseph B. Houston, Jr.
Houston Technology International, Inc. 12150 Country Squire Lane, Saratoga, CA 95070

Tilman W. Stuhlinger
Ruda & Associates, Inc. 8987-309 E. Tanque Verde Rd #242, Tucson, AZ 85749

In order to discover and determine some characteristics of extra-solar earth-like planets, J. R. P. Angel has defined several spacecraft experiments (labelled Oases 1 and 2). We have examined some aspects of these experiments and believe at least one, and possibly two, significant improvements could be made economically. The paper briefly discusses several features of redundant coronagraphs, and indicates one way that they might be incorporated into flight apparatus.