Science Requirements

MC2-telescope-final.zip   Final  science input on Telescope aperture size for Mission Concept 2.

MC2-telescope.zip   - science results from mission concept 2 - telescope aperture discussion

Ranked List of Science Proposals: RankedList.pdf

codes: SS (Solar system), DP (disks and exoplanets), MW (Milky Way/Local Galaxies), GF (Galaxy Formation), CR (Cosmology/Reionization)

science themes: 

Science Traceability Matrix (STM) of Top 14 proposals (plus coronography case, continuum mapping cases, European science cases)

Science Traceability Matrix (updated Feb. 13, 2017)


comments from study team:

- many science cases are missing survey size on sky, FOV,

spectrometer bandwidth, need for multiple bands (which indeed was not in the template)?

- we need  number of bands for continuum instruments

- please check sensitivity sigmas (only half of science cases state 5 sigma).

also:

- there is currently only one science case (Trans-Neptune objects) that explicitly asks for imager (plus probably polarimetry?)

- the highest angular resolution requested corresponds to the diffraction limit of a 11 m  mirror.


ID #TitleSWGScience ThemeFinal 2 page Proposal + appendix (if available)STM (keep old versions)Comments
19The Rise of MetalsGF

discussed 09/16 telecon

yes, v4 looks to be almost fine, needs some yellow highlighted #s checked (Asantha)

v7 mergers with prop 22

Final. 09/28

9Water Content of Planet-Forming DisksDP

discussed 09/09. Final.
27The First DustCR

discussed 09/16 telecon

yes, v2 looks to be almost fine, needs some yellow highlighted calibration requirement clarified (Asantha)

Final 09/28
15

Direct Detection of Protoplanetary Disk Masses

DP

STM is captured under the science goals of 9. There is no separate STM.

discussed 09/09.

captured in goal 9.

14

Super Earth Biosignatures And Climates

DP

discussed 09/09. Final.
4

Water Transport to Terrestrial Planetary Zone

MW1,34_WaterTransportToTerrPlanetaryZone.pdf

Discussed 09/16, almost final.

clarify which H20 lines (yellow highlighted text) (Asantha)

Updated based on Paul's suggestions, 9/22.

Final 09/28

21

Connection Between BH Growth and Star Formation Over Cosmic Time

GF

Discussed 09/16

v5 final.

26

Birth of Galaxies During Cosmic Dark Ages

CR2

discussed 09/16 telecon

yes, v2 looks to be almost fine, needs some yellow highlighted calibration requirement clarified (Asantha)
final 09/28
18

Galaxy Feedback from SNe and AGN to z~3

GF

discussed 09/16 telecon

needs some science objective clarified in yellow (Asantha)


Final 09/28

29

Thermo-Chemical History of Comets and Water Delivery to Earth

SS1Asantha edited on 09/28. Minor issues to be clarified.
22

Star Formation and Multiphase ISM at Peak of Cosmic Star Formation

GF

Old versions: 22_STM_SF_physics_v3.docx


STM is captured under the science goals of 19, under rise of metals as targets are from the same survey program (thus not a separate survey here).


There is no separate STM.

STM retired and captured under the science goals 19.
7

Magnetic Fields and Turbulence - Role in Star Formation

MW
7_MagneticFieldsTurbulenceStarFormation.pdf

Updated based on Asantha's comments (9/11 email) and Chat's updated requirements.  Purple - updated requirements, Yellow - can probably remove, but want to make sure.


Final 09/28

5

Galaxy Feedback Mechanisms at z<1

MW35_GalaxyFeedbackToZ1.pdf

discussed 09/16 telecon

need line sensitivity and bandwidth requirements.


added senstivity (surface brightness sensitivity x beam area) and bandwidth


final 09/28

30

Survey of Small Bodies in the Outer Solar System

SS1

discussed 09/16 telecon

need some statement over cadence? DONE

Final


STM of Proposals 14-32 (optional, please do ones that are clearly technical drivers)


ID #TitleSWGFinal 2 page Proposal + appendix (if available)STM (keep old versions)STM changed since 2 page proposal? explain
16

Jupiter and Saturn Analogues

DPRanked below top 14; this carries coronagraph requirementsfinal 09/28 10-6 at 0.5" contrast ratio requirement. Also a low wavelength driver to 9 microns.
New.1Dust Formation and Stellar OutflowsMWFrom European colleagues (related to Heterodyne instrument)

New.2Stellar interactions with ISMMWFrom European colleagues (related to Heterodyne instrument)









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Divided to science themes