In a near Earth orbit the driving force of a possible violation of the equivalence principle is a factor 500 larger than it is on the ground. A passive attenuator allows one to reduce the high acceleration noise of the space structure, hence to perform the experiment in a non-dedicated, non-drag-free spacecraft. By means of piezoelectric rotating sensors, with frictionless diamagnetic bearings, it is possible to test the equivalence principle at room temperature to 3 x 10(-15), about three orders of magnitude better than achieved so far.

TEST OF THE EQUIVALENCE PRINCIPLE IN A NON-DRAG-FREE SPACECRAFT

NOBILI, ANNA MARIA;
1992

Abstract

In a near Earth orbit the driving force of a possible violation of the equivalence principle is a factor 500 larger than it is on the ground. A passive attenuator allows one to reduce the high acceleration noise of the space structure, hence to perform the experiment in a non-dedicated, non-drag-free spacecraft. By means of piezoelectric rotating sensors, with frictionless diamagnetic bearings, it is possible to test the equivalence principle at room temperature to 3 x 10(-15), about three orders of magnitude better than achieved so far.
Bramanti, D; Nobili, ANNA MARIA; Catastini, G.
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