Technical Publications

Jon Jenkins
Senior Research Scientist

Jenkins, J.M. (2003). "Detecting Reflected Light from Close-In Extrasolar Giant Planets with the Kepler Photometer", Ap.J., 595, 429-445.

Jenkins, J.M. (2002) “The Impact of Stellar Variability on the Detectability of Transiting Terrestrial Planets”,Ap.J575, 493-501.

Jenkins, J.M., and Caldwell, D. (2002). “Some Tests to Establish Confidence in Planets Discovered by Transit Photometry”, Ap.J.564, 495-507.

Borucki, W. J., Caldwell, D. A., Koch, D. G., Webster, L. D., Jenkins, J. M., Ninkov, Z., and Showen, R. L. (2001). “The Vulcan Photometer: A Dedicated Photometer for Extrasolar Planet Searches”, PASP113, 439-451.

Butler, B.J., P.G. Steffes, S.H. Suleiman, M.A. Kolodner, and J.M. Jenkins (2000). “Accurate and Consistent Microwave Observations of Venus and their Implications”. Icarus154, 226-238.

Doyle, L.R, H-J Deeg and J.M. Jenkins (2001). “Discovering Worlds in Transit”, Astronomy Magazine29, No. 3, 38-43.

Castellano, T., J. Jenkins, D. Trilling, L. Doyle, and D. Koch (2000). “Detection of Planetary Transits of the Star HD209458 in the Hipparcos Data Set”, ApJ. Letters532, L51.

Doyle, L., H. Deeg, Koshevnikov, E. Blue, Oettiker, L. Rottler, E. Martin, Stone, Z. Ninkov, J. Jenkins, J. Schneider, E. Dunham, M. Doyle and M. Paleologou (2000). “Observational Limits on Terrestrial-Sized Inner Planets around the CM Draconis System Using the Photometric Transit Method with a Matched-Filter Algorithm”, ApJ535, 338-349.

Deeg, H., L. Doyle, V. Kozvenikhov, E. Martin, B. Oetiker, M. Palaiologou, J. Schneider, C. Afonso, E. Dunham,J. Jenkins, Z. Ninvov, R. Stone and E. Zakharova (1998). “Near-Term Detectability of Terrestrial Extrasolar Planets: TEP Network Observations of CM Draconis, Astron. & Astrophys338, 479.

Deeg H., E. Martin, L. Doyle, J. Jenkins, J. Schneider, M. Chevreton, and M. Palaiologou (1997). “The TEP network - a search for transit of extrasolar planets: observations of CM Draconis”, Astron. & Astrophys. Transac.13, 233.

Borucki, W. J., E. W. Dunham, D. G. Koch, W. D. Cochran, J. A. Rose, K. Cullers, A. Granados, and J. M. Jenkins (1996). FRESIP: A Mission to Determine the Character and Frequency of Extra-Solar Planets Around Solar-Like Stars, Astrophysics & Space Science241 111-134.

Doyle, L. R., E. T. Dunham, H.-J. Deeg, J. E. Blue, and J. M. Jenkins (1996). “Ground-Based Detectability of Terrestrial-Sized Extrasolar Planets: U.C. Lick Observations of CM Draconis.: J.G.R. Planets101, 14823-14830.

Jenkins, J. M., L. R. Doyle and K. Cullers (1996). "A Matched-Filter Method for Ground-Based Sub-Noise Detection of Extrasolar Planets in Eclipsing Binaries: Application to CM Draconis." Icarus119, 244-260.

Hinson, D. P., and J. M. Jenkins (1995). "Magellan Radio Occultation Measurements of Atmospheric Waves on Venus." Icarus114, 310-327.

Jenkins, J. M., P. G. Steffes, D. P. Hinson, J. D. Twicken, and G. L. Tyler (1994). "Radio Occultation Studies of the Venus Atmosphere with the Magellan Spacecraft: 2. Results from the October 1991 Experiments."Icarus110, 79-94.

Steffes, P. G., J. M. Jenkins, R. S. Austin, S. W. Asmar, D. Lyons, E. H. Seale and G. L. Tyler (1994). "Radio Occultation Studies of the Venus Atmosphere with the Magellan Spacecraft: 2. Experiment Description and Performance." Icarus110, 71-78.

Jenkins, J. M. and P. G. Steffes (1991). "Results for 13 cm Absorptivity and H2SO4 Abundance Profiles from the Season 10 (1986) Pioneer-Venus Orbiter Radio Occultation Experiment," Icarus90, 129-138.

Steffes, P. G., M. J. Klein, and J. M. Jenkins (1990). "Observations of the Microwave Emission of Venus from 1.3 to 3.6 cm.," Icarus84, 83-92.

Joiner, J., P. G. Steffes, and J. M. Jenkins (1989). "Laboratory Measurements of the 7.5-9.38 mm Absorption of Gaseous Ammonia (NH3) under Simulated Jovian Conditions," Icarus81, 386-395.

Jenkins, J. M. and P. G. Steffes (1988). "Constraints on the Microwave Opacity of Gaseous Methane and Water Vapor in the Jovian Atmosphere," Icarus76 , 378-382.

Steffes, P. G. and J. M. Jenkins (1987). "Laboratory Measurements of the Microwave Opacity of Gaseous Ammonia (NH3) under Simulated Conditions for the Jovian Atmosphere", Icarus72, 35-47.

Conference Proceedings:

Jenkins, J.M., D.J. Peters, and D.W. Murphy (2004). “An Efficient End-to-End Model of the Kepler Photometer”, In Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies, P.J. Quinn, A. Bridger, Editors, Proc. SPIE5497, 202-212.

Remund, Q. P., S. P. Jordan, T. F. Updike, J. M. Jenkins, and W. J. Borucki, (2002). “Kepler System Numerical Model for the Detection of Extrasolar Terrestrial Planets”, in Proc. SPIE Vol. 4495, p. 182-191, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology IV, Richard B. Hoover; Gilbert V. Levin; Roland R. Paepe; Alexei Y. Rozanov; Eds.

Batalha, N. M., J. Jenkins, G. S. Basri, W. J. Borucki, and D. G. Koch (2001). “Stellar variability and its implications for photometric planet detection with Kepler”, in Proceedings of the First Eddington Workshop on Stellar Structure and Habitable Planet Finding, 11 - 15 June 2001, Córdoba, Spain. Editor: B. Battrick, Scientific editors: F. Favata, I. W. Roxburgh & D. Galadi. ESA SP-485, Noordwijk: ESA Publications Division, ISBN 92-9092-781-X, 2002, p. 35 – 40.

Jenkins, J. M., F. Witteborn, D. G. Koch, E. W. Dunham, W. J. Borucki, T. F. Updike, M. A. Skinner, and S. P. Jordan (2000). "Processing CCD images to detect transits of Earth-sized planets: maximizing sensitivity while achieving reasonable downlink requirements," in UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, James B. Breckinridge, Peter Jakobsen, Editors, Proceedings of SPIE4013, 520-531.

Jenkins, J.M., L.R. Doyle, and H. Deeg (2000). “Ground-based Detection of Extrasolar Planets”, Acta Astronautica46/10-12, 693-699.

Koch, D. G., W. J. Borucki, E. W. Dunham, J. M. Jenkins, L. Webster, and F. Witteborn (2000). "CCD Photometry Tests for a Mission to Detect Earth-Sized Planets in the Extended Solar Neighborhood ," in UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, James B. Breckinridge, Peter Jakobsen, Editors,Proceedings of SPIE4013, 508-519.

Doyle, L.R., H.-J. Deeg, J.M. Jenkins, J. Schneider, Z. Ninkov, R. Stone, H. Goetzger, B. Friedman, J.E. Blue, and M.F. Doyle (1998). "Detectability of Jupiter-to-Brown-Dwarf-Mass Companions Around Small Eclipsing Binary Systems," in Brown Dwarfs and Extrasolar PlanetsASP Conf. Series134, R. Rebolo, E.L. Martin, and M.R.Z. Osorio, Editors, 224-231. 

Koch, D., W. Borucki, L. Webster, E. Dunham, J. Jenkins, J. Marriott, and H. Reitsema (1998). “Kepler: a space mission to detect earth-class exoplanets”, SPIE Conference 3356, Space Telescopes and Instruments V, 599-607.

Borucki, W. J., E. W. Dunham, D. G. Koch, W. D. Cochran, J. D. Rose, D. K.Cullers, A. Granados, and J. M. Jenkins (1997). “FRESIP: A Mission to Determine the Character and Frequency of Extra-Solar Planets around Solar-Like Stars.” In The Search for Extra-Solar Terrestrial Planets: Techniques and Technology. J.M. Schull, H.A. Thronson, Jr., and S.A. Stern, Editors. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. 111-133. 

Borucki, W.J., D.G. Koch, E.W. Dunham, and J.M. Jenkins (1997). “The Kepler Mission: A Mission To Determine The Frequency Of Inner Planets Near The Habitable Zone Of A Wide Range Of Stars”, in Planets Beyond The Solar System and The Next Generation of Space Missions, David Soderblom, Editor, ASP Conf. Ser119, 153-173 

Jenkins, J. M., W. J. Borucki, E. W. Dunham, J. S. McDonald (1997). “High Precision Photometry with Back-Illuminated CCDs.” In Proceedings of the Planets Beyond the Solar System and Next Generation Space MissionsA.S.P. Conference Series119 277-280.

Conference Presentations:

Borucki, W. J., D. G. Koch, and J. M. Jenkins. (2001). ”Detection by Transit Photometry”, presented at AAS Meeting 199, 115.04.

Jenkins, J. M., M. A. Kolodner, B. J. Butler, S. H. Suleiman, and P. G. Steffes (2001). “Microwave Remote Sensing of the Temperature and Distribution of Sulfur Compounds in the Lower Atmosphere of Venus”, presented at DPS Meeting 33, 10.07.

Jenkins, J. M., D. A. Caldwell, W. J. Borucki, D. G. Koch, and the Kepler Mission Team (2000). “The Impact of Stellar Variability on the Detection of Transiting Terrestrial Planets”, presented at AAS Meeting 198, 86.05.

Jenkins, J. M., and D. A. Caldwell (2000). “Monte Carlo Methods to Establish Confidence in Planets Discovered by Transit Photometry”, presented at AAS Meeting 197, 11.06.

Jenkins, J. M., D. G. Koch, W. J. Borucki, F. Witteborn, and E. W. Dunham (2000). “Key Steps in Processing CCD Photometric Data to Detect Transits of Earth-Size Planets”, presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the DPS, Pasadena, California.

Borucki W., D. Koch, F. Witterborn, E. Dunham, B. Taylor, J. Jenkins and T. Updike (2000). “Laboratory Demonstration of High-Precision Transit Photometry for Extrasolar Planet Detection”. in EGS XXV General Assembly, Nice, France, April 2000 PS10.Extra-solar planets and planet formation.
Borucki, W., D. Caldwell, D. Koch, L. Webster, J. Jenkins, and Z. Ninkov (2000). “The Vulcan Photometer: A Dedicated Photometer for Extrasolar Planet” presented at the 195th AAS Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

Koch, D., F. Witteborn, E. Dunam, J. Jenkins, W. Borucki and L. Webster (2000). “Results of CCD Transit Photometry Testing for the Kepler Mission”, presented at the 195th AAS Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

Borucki W., E. Dunham, D. Koch, J. Jenkins and F. Witterborn (1999). “End-to-End Test of the Kepler Mission Concept”, presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the DPS, Padua, Italy.

Jenkins, J., W. Borucki and J. Mena-Werth (1999). “Detecting Planetary Transits Against Stellar Variability”, presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the DPS, Padua, Italy.

Koch, D., F. Witterborn, E. Dunham, J. Jenkins, W. Borucki and L. Webster (1999). “The Ames Photometric Testbed for the Kepler Mission”, presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the DPS, Padua, Italy.

Borucki, W., D. Koch, J. Lissauer, T. Brown, J. Jenkins and E. Dunham, (1998). “Detection of Extrasolar Planets by Transit Photometry in the Antarctic”, BAAS192, 6223.

Butler, B. J., J.M. Jenkins, P.G.  Steffes (1998). “Whole-disk Microwave Brightness Temperature Spectrum of Venus”, presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS, Madison, Wisconsin. BAAS30, 1105-1106.

Caldwell, D., W. Borucki, J. Jenkins, and D. Koch (1998). “Photometric Search for Exoplanets with the NASA Ames Vulcan Camera”, presented at the 193rd AAS meeting.

Doyle, L. R.; Deeg, H.; Jenkins, J. M.; Schneider, J.; Ninkov, Z.; Stone, R.; Gotzger, H.; Friedman, B.; Blue, J. E.; Doyle, M. F. (1998). “Detectability of Jupiter-to-Brown-Dwarf-Mass Companions Around Small Eclipsing Binary Systems”, in proceedings of Brown Dwarfs and Extrasolar Planets, ASP Conference Series #134, ed. R. Rebolo; E.L. Martin; M. R. Zapatero Osorio, p. 224, held in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.

Jenkins, J., B. Butler, P. Steffes and M. Kolodner (1998). “Retrievals of Sulfur-Bearing Gas Abundances from Microwave Emission Maps of Venus Obtained at the VLA”, presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the DPS, Madison, Wisconsin.

Koch D., W. Borucki, J. Lissauer, E. Dunham and J. Jenkins (1998). “The Kepler Mission, A Search for Habitable Planets: Concept, Capabilities and Strengths”, presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the DPS, Madison, Wisconson.

Jenkins, J. M., and D.P. Hinson (1997). "Magellan Radio Occultation Studie of Venus' Atmosphere (1991-1994)," BAAS29, No. 3, 1044. Presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Jenkins, J.M., J.S. McDonald, W.J.Borucki, and E.W. Dunham (1996). “Photometric Precision Of Backside-Illuminated CCD Arrays.” B.A.A.S.28 No. 3, 1114. Presented at the 28th Annual DPS Meeting, Tuscon, Arizona.

Borucki, W.J., J.M. Jenkins, J. Scargle, D. Koch, and L.R. Doyle (1996). “Detectability of the Reflection Signal from Inner Planets.” B.A.A.S.28, No. 3, 1115. Presented at the 28th Annual DPS Meeting, Tucson, Arizona.

Doyle L.R., Deeg H. -J., Martin E., Jenkins J. M., Schneider J., Chevreton M., Lee W. -B., Kim H. -I. Ninkov Z., Blue J. E., Stone R., Toublanc D., Paleologou E., Papamastorakis J., Kozhevnikov V. P., Zakhavova P. E. and M. Doyle (1996). “Detection of Habitable-Sized Planets: A Progress Report”, BAAS28, 1110. Presented at the 28th Annual DPS Meeting, Tucson, Arizona.

Jenkins, J.M., L. R. Doyle and D. K. Cullers (1995). “A Matched-Filter Method for the Detection of Extrasolar Planets in Eclipsing Binary Systems”. Presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Kona, Hawaii.

Jenkins, J. M. and L. R. Doyle (1994). "Detection of Extrasolar Planets in Eclipsing Binary Systems:  A New Cross-Correlation Technique." Presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Washington, D. C.

Hinson, D. P. and J. M. Jenkins (1994). "Magellan Radio Occultation Measurements of Atmospheric Waves on Venus." Presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Washington, D. C.

Jenkins, J. M. (1994). "Venus: A Failed Earth?," Presented at the First International Conference on Circumstellar Habitable Zones of NASA in Mountain View, California. In the Press.

Jenkins, J. M. , P. G. Steffes, J. Twicken , D.P. Hinson and G.L. Tyler (1993). "Atmospheric Profiles and Sulfuric Acid Vapor (H2SO4) Profiles from the October 1991 Magellan Orbiter Radio Occultation Experiments at Venus," BAAS25, 1093. Presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Boulder, Colorado.

Hinson, D. P., and J. M. Jenkins (1993). "Magellan Radio Occultation Measurements of Atmospheric Waves on Venus," BAAS25, 1096. Presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Boulder, Colorado.

Jenkins, J. M. and P. G. Steffes (1992). "Long-term Variations in Abundance and Distribution of Sulfuric Acid Vapor in the Venus Atmosphere Inferred from Pioneer Venus and Magellan Radio Occultation Studies." Papers Presented to the International Colloquium on Venus, 50. Presented at the International Colloquium on Venus, Pasadena, California.

Jenkins, J.M. and B. Ragent (1992). "Preliminary Correlation of Recent NIR Images of Venus with Pioneer Venus Orbiter Radio Occultation Studies," BAAS24, 1002. Presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Munich, Germany.

Steffes, P.G., J.M. Jenkins, G.L. Tyler, J. Twicken, R.S. Austin, and S.W. Asmar (1992). "Preliminary Results from the October 1991 Magellan Radio Occultation Experiment," BAAS24, 1003. Presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Munich, Germany.

Ragent, B., L. Travis, D. Crisp, D. Allen, P. Steffes, J. Jenkins, G. Deardorff, and Y. Hung (1991). "Correlation of Earth-Based NIR Imagery and Pioneer-Venus Orbiter Imagery and Data," BAAS23, 1192. Presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Palo Alto, California.

Jenkins, J.M. and P.G. Steffes (1991). "Comparison of Kalman and Wiener Filtering Techniques for Processing Pioneer Venus Radio Occultation Data," BAAS23, 1195. Presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Palo Alto, California.

Steffes, P.G., J.M. Jenkins, R.S. Austin, G.L. Tyler and E.H. Seale (1991). "Radio Occultation Studies of the Venus Atmosphere with the Magellan Spacecraft. BAAS23, 1196. Presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Palo Alto, California.

Jenkins, J.M., and P.G. Steffes (1990). "Sulfuric Acid Vapor Profiles below the Main Cloud Deck," BAAS22, 1055. Presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Jenkins, J.M. and P.G. Steffes (1989). "Potential Variability of the Abundance and Distribution of Gaseous Sulfuric Acid Vapor below the Main Cloud Deck in the Venus Atmosphere," BAAS21, 925. Presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Providence, Rhode Island.

Jenkins, J.M. and P.G. Steffes (1988). "Preliminary Results for 13 cm Absorptivity Observed during Pioneer-Venus Radio Occultation Season #10 (1986-87)," BAAS20, 834. Presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Austin, Texas.

Jenkins, J.M. and P.G. Steffes (1987). "Limits of the Microwave Absorption of H2O and CH4 in the Jovian Atmosphere," BAAS19, 838. Presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Pasadena, California.

Joiner, J., J.M. Jenkins, and P.G. Steffes (1987). "Laboratory Measurements of the Opacity of Gaseous Ammonia (NH3) in the 7.3-8.3 mm (36-41 GHz) Range under Simulated Conditions for the Jovian Atmosphere. BAAS19, 838. Presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Pasadena, California.

Steffes, P.G., J.M. Jenkins, and M.J. Klein (1987). "Observation of the Microwave Emission Spectrum of Venus from 1.3 to 3.6 cm.," BAAS19, 870. Presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the DPS/AAS in Pasadena, California.