Altruistic Yield Optimization

Posted on: June 12th, 2014 by chuchosay

Altruistic Yield Optimization (AYO) is a numerical method to maximize exoplanet yield from a direct imaging mission. AYO optimally distributes exposure time to the ideal set of targets to maximize exoplanet detection yield, and has been shown to increase exoEarth candidate yield by up to 100% compared to previous methods. AYO also adapts maximally to changes in mission parameters. Click here for a video illustration of AYO at work.

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