Exascale integrated modeling of low-order wavefront sensing and control for the Roman Coronagraph instrument


Astronomical instruments to detect exoplanets require extreme wavefront stability. For these missions to succeed, comprehensive and precise modeling is required to design and analyze suitable coronagraphs and their wavefront control systems. In this paper, we describe techniques for integrated modeling at scale that is, to the best of our knowledge, 1000 times faster than previously published works. We show how this capability has been used to validate performance and perform uncertainty quantification for the Roman Coronagraph instrument. Finally, we show how this modeling capacity may be necessary to design and build the next generation of space- based coronagraph instruments.