STEP-STONE

STEP - Simulator Towards Oscillations aNd Exoplanet

Science Data Simulator

STEP-STONE is part of STEP, which is a part of the Danish Roadmap for Research Infrastructure. The goal of STEP-STONE is to build a science data simulator generating realistic multi-wavelength time-series of transiting exoplanets and their variable host stars - objects that are the primary science case of the Danish satellite mission STEP.

Using state-of-the-art models and existing observations from space missions, such as Kepler, TESS and HST, and ground-based data to simulate a diverse sample of exoplanets also considering various types of stellar pulsations and stellar activity. This will all be done by building a simulator that, at the same time incorporates astrophysically motivated data and the noise budget dictated by the spacecraft.

Together with Aarhus University and the Technical University of Denmark, Aalborg University is a part of the project with Associate Professor Jens Frederik Dalsgaard Nielsen and Associate Professor Jan H. Mikkelsen.

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AAU Space Group - Researchers

JENS Frederik DALSGAARD NIELSEN

Associate Professor

Department of Electronic Systems

Phone: +45 9940 8702
Email: jdn@es.aau.dk

Jan H. Mikkelsen

Associate Professor

Department of Electronic Systems

Phone: +45 9940 8665
Email: hmi@es.aau.dk

PROJECT NAME

STEP – Simulator Towards Oscillations aNd Exoplanet

SHORT TITLE

STEP-STONE

PROJECT STATUS

Active

EFFECTIVE START/END DATE

2021 - 2024

TOTAL BUDGET

DKK 4.3 million

PROJECT PARTNERS

  • Aalborg University
  • Aarhus University
  • Technical University of Denmark