The Centre for Gravitational Astrophysics is developing technology and techniques for inter-spacecraft laser interferometry. This is the fundamental measurement relied upon for missions like the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), a space-based gravitational waves detector, and the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) series of missions, to detect water move on Earth over months and years.
Lead Researcher: Associate Professor Kirk McKenzie
Office Phone: +61 2 612 50206
|Engineering Inter-spacecraft laser links||Current|
|Laser beam steering subsystem - an optical phased array||Current|
|Laser Stabilisation for GRACE missions||Current|
|Low Optical power phase tracking on GRACE and LISA-like missions||Current|