Welcome to the GSFC Exoplanet Modeling and Analysis Center (EMAC)

EMAC serves as a catalog, repository and integration platform for modeling and analysis resources focused on the study of exoplanet characteristics and environments. EMAC is a key project of the GSFC Sellers Exoplanet Environments Collaboration (SEEC).

If you make use of tools linked or hosted on EMAC: please use the following statement in your publication acknowledgements: “This research made use of the NASA Exoplanet Modeling and Analysis Center (EMAC), which is funded by the NASA Planetary Science Division’s Internal Scientist Funding Model.”

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  • Email us with general feedback at and tell us what you’d change or improve.
  • Click the icon in a resource box to provide suggestions for an individual tool or tools.

  • More Information on EMAC for first-time visitor...       
    • EMAC is intended as a clearinghouse for the whole research community interested in exoplanets, where any software or model developer can submit their tool/model or their model output as a contribution for others to use.
    • EMAC provides a searchable and sortable database for available source code and data output files - both resources hosted locally by EMAC as well as existing external tools and repositories hosted elsewhere.
    • The EMAC team also helps develop new web interfaces for tools that can be run “on-demand” or model grids that can be interpolated for more individualized results.
    • If you would like to submit a new tool/model to EMAC, please visit Submit a Resource page.
    • For help with tutorials for select resources/tools use the “Demo” button below and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
    • Watch this video for a walk-through of the whole EMAC site, including how to submit a new tool and how to access information for each resource.

    The P.I. is Avi Mandell, and the Deputy P.I. is Eric Lopez; more information on EMAC staffing and organization will be posted shortly.

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    Lightweight Space Coronagraph Simulator: Simulator of High-Contrast Space Telescopes

    Leonid Pogorelyuk

    Simulator of high-contrast space telescopes in a linear regime of small wavefront perturbations about the nominal dark hole. Used for testing high-order wavefront sensing and control as well as post-processing algorithms. Models broadband images with sensor noise, wavefront drift, actuators drift and residual effects from low-order wavefront sensing. Currently supports a model of the Roman Space Telescope Hybrid Lyot Coronagraph based on its FALCO model. Comes with and example of dark hole maintenance using an Extended Kalman Filter and Electric Field Conjugation.

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    Lightweight Space Coronagraph Simulator: Simulator of High-Contrast Space Telescopes

    Leonid Pogorelyuk

    Simulator of high-contrast space telescopes in a linear regime of small wavefront perturbations about the nominal dark hole. Used for testing high-order wavefront sensing and control as well as post-processing algorithms. Models broadband images with sensor noise, wavefront drift, actuators drift and residual effects from low-order wavefront sensing. Currently supports a model of the Roman Space Telescope Hybrid Lyot Coronagraph based on its FALCO model. Comes with and example of dark hole maintenance using an Extended Kalman Filter and Electric Field Conjugation.

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    FALCO: Wavefront Estimation and Control Software for Coronagraphs

    Riggs, A J Eldorado

    The Fast Linearized Coronagraph Optimizer (FALCO) is an open-source, modular software collection for the design, modeling, or testbed operation of coronagraphic optical systems. Users can build PROPER models of their optical systems and then use FALCO as a wrapper for performing wavefront correction simulations. FALCO contains working examples of published wavefront estimation and control techniques. The software can be easily ported to different testbeds and is already being used to run benches at Caltech and JPL.

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    FALCO: Wavefront Estimation and Control Software for Coronagraphs

    Riggs, A J Eldorado

    The Fast Linearized Coronagraph Optimizer (FALCO) is an open-source, modular software collection for the design, modeling, or testbed operation of coronagraphic optical systems. Users can build PROPER models of their optical systems and then use FALCO as a wrapper for performing wavefront correction simulations. FALCO contains working examples of published wavefront estimation and control techniques. The software can be easily ported to different testbeds and is already being used to run benches at Caltech and JPL.

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