San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
6 - 10 August 2017
Conference 10399
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII
Tuesday - Thursday 8 - 10 August 2017
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Welcome and Introduction
Tuesday 8 August 2017
8:15 AM - 8:20 AM

Stephen L. O'Dell, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Session 1:
Cherenkov Telescopes
Tuesday 8 August 2017
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Session Chair:
Tim Greenshaw, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Cherenkov Telescope Array: the next-generation gamma ray observatory
Paper 10399-1
Time: 8:20 AM - 8:40 AM
Author(s): Jan Ebr, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
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Aplanatic telescopes based on Schwarzschild optical configuration: from grazing incidence Wolter-like x-ray optics to Cherenkov two-mirror normal incidence telescopes
Paper 10399-2
Time: 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Author(s): Giorgia Sironi, Paolo Conconi, Giovanni Pareschi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
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The ASTRI SST-2M prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array: status after the commissioning phase of the telescope
Paper 10399-3
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Author(s): Rodolfo Canestrari, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Enrico Giro, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy); Giorgia Sironi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Elisa Antolini, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy); Dino Fugazza, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Salvatore Scuderi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy); Gino Tosti, Univ. degli Studi di Perugia (Italy); Claudio Tanci, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Federico Russo, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino (Italy); Daniele Gardiol, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy); Carlos E. Fermino, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil); Giovanni Pareschi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Gianpietro Marchiori, Andrea Busatta, Enrico Marcuzzi, EIE Group s.r.l. (Italy); Ivan Folla, Galbiati Group (Italy)
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The GCT small-sized dual-mirror telescopes for CTA
Paper 10399-4
Time: 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Author(s): Tim Greenshaw, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
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First light on a new fully digital camera based on SiPM for CTA SST-1M telescope
Paper 10399-5
Time: 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Author(s): Domenico della Volpe, Teresa Montaruli, Matthieu Heller, Victor Coco, Imen Al Samarai, Franck Cadoux, Yannick Favre, Cyril Alispach, Isaac Troyano Pujadas, Andrii Nagai, Theodore R. Njoh Ekoume, Roland Walter, Etienne Lyard, Andrii Neronov, Vitalii Sliusar, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland); Jacek Niemiec, Emil Mach, Jerzy Michalowski, Jakub Rafalski, Krzysztof Skowron, Magdalena Stodulska, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland); Marek Stodulski, The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics (Poland); Marek Jamrozy, Michal Ostrowski, Lukasz Stawarz, Krzysztof Zietara, Jagiellonian Univ. in Krakow (Poland); Jerzy Borkowski, Rafal Moderski, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland); Tomasz Bulik, Mira Grudzińska, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland); Pawel Paśko, Karol Seweryn, Space Research Ctr. (Poland); Dusan Mandat, Miroslav Pech, Petr Schovánek, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic); Pawel J. Rajda, Jerzy Kasperek, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
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Coffee Break 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Session 2:
X-Ray Telescopes
Tuesday 8 August 2017
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Session Chair:
Hisamitsu Awaki, Ehime Univ. (Japan)
Optics for the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer
Paper 10399-6
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Author(s): Brian D. Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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The STAR-X X-Ray Telescope Assembly (XTA)
Paper 10399-7
Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Author(s): Ryan S. McClelland, Timo T. Saha, William W. Zhang, Peter M. Solly, Joeseph A. Bonafede, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Miniature Lightweight X-ray Optics (MiXO) and CubeSat X-ray Telescope (CubeX) for solar system exploration
Paper 10399-8
Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Author(s): Suzanne E. Romaine, Jaesub Hong, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Brian D. Ramsey, National Space Sciences and Technology Ctr. (United States); Larry Nittler, Carnegie Institution for Science (United States); Keith Gendreau, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Daniele Spiga, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Martin Elvis, Jonathan Grindlay, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
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The Lynx Optics Working Group: objectives and current status
Paper 10399-9
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Author(s): Mark Schattenburg, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
Session 3:
ATHENA Telescope
Tuesday 8 August 2017
1:20 PM - 3:20 PM
Session Chairs:
Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands) ;
Randall L. McEntaffer, The Univ. of Iowa (United States)
The Athena telescope and optics status
Paper 10399-10
Time: 1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
Author(s): Marcos Bavdaz, Eric Wille, Mark Ayre, Ivo Ferreira, Brian Shortt, Sebastiaan Fransen, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands); Maximilien J. Collon, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Giuseppe Vacanti, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands); Nicolas M. Barrière, Boris Landgraf, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Jeroen Haneveld, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands); Coen van Baren, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands); Karl-Heintz Zuknik, OHB-System AG (Germany); Desirée Della Monica Ferreira, Sonny Massahi, Finn E. Christensen, DTU Space (Denmark); Michael Krumrey, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany); Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany); Giovanni Pareschi, Daniele Spiga, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Giuseppe Valsecchi, Media Lario Technologies S.r.l. (Italy); Dervis Vernani, Thales Alenia Space (Switzerland); Paul Oliver, e2v technologies plc (United Kingdom)
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Development of Athena mirror modules
Paper 10399-11
Time: 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Author(s): Maximilien J. Collon, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Giuseppe Vacanti, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands); Nicolas M. Barrière, Boris Landgraf, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Ramses Günther, Mark Vervest, Roy van der Hoeven, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands); Marco W. Beijersbergen, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Marcos Bavdaz, Eric Wille, Brian Shortt, European Space Agency (Netherlands); David Girou, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Sebastiaan Fransen, European Space Agency (Netherlands); Jeroen Haneveld, Arenda Koelewijn, Karin Booysen, Maurice Wijnperle, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands); Coen van Baren, Alexander Eigenraam, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands); Peter Müller, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany); Michael Krumrey, European Space Agency (Netherlands), Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany); Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany); Giovanni Pareschi, Paolo Conconi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Sonny Massahi, Finn E. Christensen, DTU Space (Denmark); Giuseppe Valsecchi, Media Lario Technologies S.r.l. (Italy); Paul Oliver, Ian Checquer, Kevin Ball, e2v technologies plc (United Kingdom); Karl-Heinz Zuknik, OHB-System AG (Germany); Desirée Della Monica Ferreira, DTU Space (Denmark)
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Silicon pore optics mirror module assembly process
Paper 10399-12
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Author(s): Nicolas M. Barrière, Maximilien J. Collon, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Giuseppe Vacanti, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands); Boris Landgraf, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Ramses Günther, Mark Vervest, Roy van der Hoeven, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands); David Girou, Marco W. Beijersbergen, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Marcos Bavdaz, Eric Wille, Sebastiaan Fransen, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands); Coen van Baren, Alexander Eigenraam, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands); Peter Müller, Michael Krumrey, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany); Giuseppe Valsecchi, Media Lario Technologies S.r.l. (Italy); Karl-Heinz Zuknik, OHB-System AG (Germany)
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Optical integration of SPO mirror modules in the ATHENA telescope
Paper 10399-13
Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Author(s): Giovanni Bianucci, Giuseppe Valsecchi, Fabio Marioni, Media Lario Technologies S.r.l. (Italy); Fabio E. Zocchi, Media Lario S.r.l. (Italy); Daniele Gallieni, A.D.S. International S.r.l. (Italy); Giancarlo Parodi, Matteo Ottolini, BCV Progetti S.r.l. (Italy); Maximilien J. Collon, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Marta M. Civitani, Giovanni Pareschi, Daniele Spiga, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Marcos Bavdaz, Eric Wille, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
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Integration of the Athena mirror modules: development of indirect and x-ray direct AIT methods
Paper 10399-14
Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Author(s): Dervis Vernani, Thales Alenia Space (Switzerland); Thibault Seure, Steffen Blum, Thales Alenia Space (Switzerland); Eric Wille, Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Agency (Netherlands); Uwe Schaeffer, Airbus Deutschland (Germany); Nicolas Lièvre, MICOS (Switzerland); Adeeb Nazeeruddin, Micos Engineering GmbH (Switzerland); Maximilien J. Collon, Nicolas M. Barrière, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany); Michael Krumrey, Peter Müller, Levent Cibik, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
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Environmental testing of the ATHENA mirror modules
Paper 10399-15
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Author(s): Boris Landgraf, David Girou, Maximilien J. Collon, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Giuseppe Vacanti, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands); Nicolas M. Barrière, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Ramses Günther, Mark Vervest, Roy van der Hoeven, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands); Marco W. Beijersbergen, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Agency (Netherlands); Eric Wille, Sebastiaan Fransen, Brian Shortt, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands); Coen van Baren, Alexander Eigenraam, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
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Coffee Break 3:20 PM - 3:50 PM
Session 4:
Design and Analyses
Tuesday 8 August 2017
3:50 PM - 5:30 PM
Session Chair:
Richard Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Optical simulations for design, alignment, and performance prediction of silicon pore optics for the ATHENA x-ray telescope
Paper 10399-16
Time: 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
Author(s): Daniele Spiga, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); FInn E. Christensen, DTU Space (Denmark); Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands); Giovanni Bianucci, Media Lario Technologies S.r.l. (Italy); Marta M. Civitani, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Maximilien J. Collon, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Paolo Conconi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Desirée Della Monica Ferreira, DTU Space (Denmark); Fabio Marioni, Media Lario Technologies S.r.l. (Italy); Sonny Massahi, DTU Space (Denmark); Giovanni Pareschi, Bianca Salmaso, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Brian Shortt, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands); Kashmira Tayabaly, Politecnico di Milano (Italy); Giuseppe Valsecchi, Media Lario Technologies S.r.l. (Italy); Giuseppe Vacanti, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands); Niels Joergen S. Westergaard, DTU Space (Denmark); Eric Wille, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
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Optical design of the STAR-X telescope
Paper 10399-17
Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
Author(s): Timo T. Saha, William W. Zhang, Ryan S. McClelland, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Methods for reducing ghost rays on the Wolter-I focusing figures of the FOXSI rocket payload
Paper 10399-18
Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Author(s): Juan Camilo Buitrago Casas, Space Sciences Lab. (United States); Lindsay Glesener, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States); Steven D. Christe, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Brian D. Ramsey, Ronald Elsner, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Sasha Courtade, Space Sciences Lab. (United States); Juliana Vievering, Univ. of Minnesota (United States); Athiray Subramania, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States); Säm Krucker, Stuart Bale, Space Sciences Lab. (United States)
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Design and simulations of a short optical baffle for the Lightweight Asymmetry and Magnetism Probe (LAMP)
Paper 10399-19
Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
Author(s): Yujie Xing, Zhanshan Wang, Wenbi Li, Tongji Univ. (China); Jun Yu, Tongji Univ (China); Hua Feng, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
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Optical design and simulations of the soft x-ray telescope for Einstein Probe mission
Paper 10399-20
Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
Author(s): Yingyu Liao, Zhengxiang Shen, Qiushi Huang, Zhanshan Wang, Tongji Univ. (China)
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Technology Roadmap for the Lynx X-Ray Mission
Tuesday 8 August 2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Session Moderator: Jessica A. Gaskin, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (USA)

The NASA Astrophysics Division has commissioned four studies to be presented to the next Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics as potential flagship missions for the next decade. One of these potential missions is the Lynx X-ray Mission. This will be an open forum/discussion regarding technologies for the optics and science instruments for the Lynx Mission. We will conduct a collaborative work space to discuss these technologies within the context of a technology Roadmap, with open discussion.
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Session 5:
Metrology and Testing
Wednesday 9 August 2017
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Session Chair:
Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Predicting silicon pore optics
Paper 10399-21
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:20 AM
Author(s): Giuseppe Vacanti, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands); Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands); Nicolas M. Barriére, Abdelhakim Chatbi, Maximilien J. Collon, D. Dekker, David Girou, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Ramses Günther, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands); Boris Landgraf, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Roy van der Hoeven, Mark Vervest, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands); Eric Wille, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
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Measuring silicon pore optics
Paper 10399-22
Time: 8:20 AM - 8:40 AM
Author(s): Giuseppe Vacanti, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands); Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands); Nicolas M. Barriére, Abdelhakim Chatbi, Maximilien J. Collon, D. Dekker, David Girou, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Ramses Günther, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands); Michael Krumrey, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany); Boris Landgraf, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Peter Müller, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany); Roy van der Hoeven, Mark Vervest, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands); Eric Wille, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
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Testing and calibrating the Athena optics at PANTER
Paper 10399-23
Time: 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Author(s): Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
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Calibration of the FOXSI sounding rocket x-ray optics
Paper 10399-24
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Author(s): Steven D. Christe, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Brian D. Ramsey, Mikhail Gubarev, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Juan Camilo Buitrago-Casas, Space Sciences Lab. (United States); Lindsay Glesener, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States); Säm Krucker, Fachhochschule NordWestschweiz (Switzerland); Subramania Athiray, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States); Sasha Courtade, Space Sciences Lab. (United States); Shin-nosuke Ishikawa, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Juliana Vievering, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
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The Hitomi (ASTRO-H) Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT): current status of calibration
Paper 10399-25
Time: 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Author(s): Yoshitomo Maeda, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan); Takashi Okajima, Yang Soong, Peter J. Serlemitsos, Hideyuki Mori, Lawrence G. Olsen, David Robinson, Richard G. Koenecke, William S. Chang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Devin J. Hahne, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab., LLC (United States); Ryo Iizuka, Manabu Ishida, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan); Toshiki Sato, Sho Kurashima, Nozomi Nakaniwa, Ryota Asai, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan); Takayuki Hayashi, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan); Takuya Miyazawa, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate Univ. (Japan); Kazunori Ishibashi, Yuzuru Tawara, Keisuke Tamura, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Akihiro Furuzawa, Fujita Health Univ. (Japan); Satoshi Sugita, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan); Hisamitsu Awaki, Ehime University (Japan); Ikuyuki Mitsuishi, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
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The Hitomi (ASTRO-H) Hard X-ray Telescope (HXT): current status of calibration
Paper 10399-26
Time: 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Author(s): Hisamitsu Awaki, Ehime Univ. (Japan); Hideyo Kunieda, Hironori Matsumoto, Kazunori Ishibashi, Keisuke Tamura, Yuzuru Tawara, Ikuyuki Mitsuishi, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Akihiro Furuzawa, Fujita Health Univ. (Japan); Takuya Miyazawa, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate Univ. (Japan); Manabu Ishida, Yoshitomo Maeda, Ryo Iizuka, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan); Shigeo Yamauchi, Nara Women's Univ. (Japan); Yoshito Haba, Aichi Univ. of Education (Japan); Satoshi Sugita, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan); Tessei Yoshida, Ehime Univ. (Japan); Takashi Okajima, Hideyuki Mori, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Takayuki Hayashi, Nagoya Univ. (Japan), NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Coffee Break 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Session 6:
Monocrystalline-Silicon Optics
Wednesday 9 August 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Session Chair:
Michael J. Pivovaroff, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Silicon mirror segments, meta-shells, and mirror assemblies for x-ray astronomy
Paper 10399-27
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Author(s): William W. Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Progress on the fabrication of lightweight single-crystal silicon x-ray mirrors
Paper 10399-28
Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Author(s): Raul E. Riveros, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States), Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States); Michael P. Biskach, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Kim D. Allgood, Marton V. Sharpe, John D. Kearney, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States); William W. Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Kinematic alignment and bonding of silicon mirrors for high-resolution astronomical x-ray optics
Paper 10399-29
Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Author(s): Kai-Wing Chan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States), Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
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Session 7:
Fused-Silica Optics
Wednesday 9 August 2017
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Session Chair:
Paul B. Reid, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
A hybrid concept (segmented plus monolithic fused silica shells) for a high-throughput and high-angular resolution x-ray mission (Lynx/X-Ray Surveyor like)
Paper 10399-30
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Author(s): Giovanni Pareschi, Stefano Basso, Marta M. Civitani, Bianca Salmaso, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
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Thin fused silica shells for high-resolution and large collecting area x-ray telescopes (like Lynx/XRS)
Paper 10399-31
Time: 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Author(s): Marta M. Civitani, Stefano Basso, Oberto Citterio, Joanna Hołyszko, Mauro Ghigo, Giovanni Pareschi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Giancarlo Parodi, BCV Progetti S.r.l. (Italy); Giorgio Toso, INAF - IASF Milano (Italy); Gabriele Vecchi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
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Fused silica segments: a possible solution for x-ray telescopes with very high angular resolution like Lynx/XRS
Paper 10399-32
Time: 12:10 PM - 12:30 PM
Author(s): Bianca Salmaso, Stefano Basso, Marta M. Civitani, Mauro Ghigo, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Joanna Holyszko, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy); Daniele Spiga, Gabriele Vecchi, Giovanni Pareschi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Session 8:
Slumped Optics
Wednesday 9 August 2017
2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Session Chair:
William W. Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Thermal forming of glass substrates for adjustable optics
Paper 10399-33
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Author(s): Vincenzo Cotroneo, Paul B. Reid, Ryan Allured, Vanessa Marquez, Casey T. DeRoo, Eric D. Schwartz, Kenneth L. Gurski, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
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Indirect glass slumping of grazing incidence mirror segments for lightweight x-ray telescopes
Paper 10399-34
Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Author(s): Laura Proserpio, Peter Friedrich, Emanuel Madarasz, Elias Breunig, Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany); Thorsten Döhring, Anne-Catherine Probst, Hochschule Aschaffenburg (Germany)
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Recent progress on experiments and numerical analysis of air bearing slumping for x-ray telescope mirror substrates
Paper 10399-35
Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Author(s): Heng Zuo, Brandon D. Chalifoux, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); Michael D. DeTienne, Izentis LLC (United States); Ralf K. Heilmann, Youwei Yao, Mark L. Schattenburg, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States)
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X-ray mirror prototype based on cold shaping of thin glass foils
Paper 10399-36
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Author(s): Stefano Basso, Marta M. Civitani, Mauro Ghigo, Joanna Hołyszko, Giovanni Pareschi, Bianca Salmaso, Daniele Spiga, Gabriele Vecchi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
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Lamination of ultra-thin silicon and glass wafers for producing high-quality and low-cost x-ray telescope mirrors
Paper 10399-37
Time: 3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
Author(s): Youwei Yao, Mark L. Schattenburg, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States)
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Coffee Break 3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Session 9:
Spectrometer and Polarimeter Optical Components
Wednesday 9 August 2017
4:10 PM - 5:50 PM
Session Chair:
Nicolas M. Barrière, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Diffraction efficiency of a replicated large-format x-ray reflection grating
Paper 10399-38
Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
Author(s): Drew M. Miles, Jake McCoy, Randall L. McEntaffer, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States); Casey T. DeRoo, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
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Critical-angle transmission gratings for high resolving power soft x-ray spectrometers on Arcus and Lynx
Paper 10399-39
Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Author(s): Ralf K. Heilmann, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States); Alexander R. Bruccoleri, Izentis LLC (United States); Mark L. Schattenburg, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States)
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Toward measurement of period variation in Critical-Angle Transmission (CAT) gratings
Paper 10399-40
Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
Author(s): Jungki Song, Ralf K. Heilmann, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States); Mark L. Schatternburg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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Laboratory progress in soft x-ray polarimetry
Paper 10399-41
Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
Author(s): Sarah Heine, Herman L. Marshall, Norbert Schulz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); Ralf K. Heilmann, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States); David Windt, Reflective X-Ray Optics LLC (United States); Kyle A. Beeks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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REDSoX: Monte-Carlo ray-tracing for a soft x-ray spectroscopy polarimeter
Paper 10399-42
Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
Author(s): Hans Moritz Günther, Mark D. Egan, Ralf K. Heilmann, Sarah M. Trowbridge Heine, Tim Hellickson, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States); Jason Frost, Stanford Univ. (United States), MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States); Herman L. Marshall, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States); Norbert Schulz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); Adam Theriault-Shay, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States)
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Session PWed:
Posters-Wednesday
Wednesday 9 August 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Conference attendees are invited to view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field. Authors of poster papers will be present to answer questions concerning their papers. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to the poster sessions. Poster authors, view poster presentation guidelines at http://spie.org/OPPosterGuidelines.
Development of multilayer coatings for hard x-ray optics at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Paper 10399-44
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Danielle N. Gurgew, The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States); David M. Broadway, Brian D. Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Don Gregory, The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
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Readout electronics testing during mass production of FlashCam cameras for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Paper 10399-63
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Sebastian Diebold, Felix Eisenkolb, Christoph Kalkuhl, Gerd Puehlhofer, Andrea Santangelo, Thomas Schanz, Chris Tenzer, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
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McXtrace simulation of x-ray optics for astronomical telescopes
Paper 10399-64
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Desirée Della Monica Ferreira, DTU Space (Denmark); Erik B. Knudsen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark); Niels Joergen S. Westergaard, Sonny Massahi, Finn E. Christensen, DTU Space (Denmark)
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Development of the thermal shield with high x-ray transmission for PRAXyS x-ray telescopes
Paper 10399-65
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Yuzuru Tawara, Ikuyuki Mitsuishi, Ryoki Suganuma, Taisuke Futamura, Takafumi Onishi, Kazushi Tachibana, Kenji Tachibana, Ikuya Sakurai, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
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Industrialization of the mirror plate coatings for the Athena mission
Paper 10399-66
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Sonny Massahi, Finn E. Christensen, Desiree D. M. Ferreira, DTU Space (Denmark); Brian Shortt, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands); Maximilien J. Collon, Boris Landgraf, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
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Characterization of multilayer coated replicated Wolter optics for fusion experiments at the Z Pulsed Power Facility
Paper 10399-67
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Andrew Ames, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); David Ampleford, Sandia National Labs. (United States); Ricardo Bruni, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Chris Bourdon, Sandia National Labs. (United States); Bernard Kozioziemski, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States); Suzanne E. Romaine, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Brian D. Ramsey, National Space Sciences and Technology Ctr. (United States); Michael J. Pivovaroff, Julia Vogel, Christopher Walton, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States); M. Wu, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
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Development of a second generation SiLC-based Laue lens
Paper 10399-68
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): David Girou, Nicolas M. Barrière, Maximilien J. Collon, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Eric Ford, Univ. of Washington Medical Ctr. (United States); Ramses Günther, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands); Lorraine Hanlon, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland); John Tomsick, Space Sciences Lab. (United States); Alexey Uliyanov, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland); Giuseppe Vacanti, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands); Colin Wade, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland); Andreas Zoglauer, Space Sciences Lab. (United States)
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Session 10:
Multilayer Coatings
Thursday 10 August 2017
8:20 AM - 9:20 AM
Session Chair:
Zhanshan Wang, Tongji Univ. (China)
Design, development, and performance of x-ray mirror coatings for the Athena mission
Paper 10399-43
Time: 8:20 AM - 8:40 AM
Author(s): Desirée Della Monica Ferreira, Sonny Massahi, Finn E. Christensen, DTU Space (Denmark); Brian Shortt, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands); Maximilien J. Collon, cosine B.V. (Netherlands); Chantal Silvestre, DTU Space (Denmark); Michael Krumrey, Levent Cibik, Swenja Schreiber, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
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Cross-fertilization of multilayer coated Wolter optics: developing optics for fusion experiments at the Z Pulsed Power Facility
Paper 10399-45
Time: 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Author(s): Suzanne E. Romaine, Andrew Ames, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); David Ampleford, Chris Bourdon, Sandia National Labs. (United States); Bernard Kozioziemski, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States); Ricardo Bruni, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Michael J. Pivovaroff, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States); Brian D. Ramsey, National Space Sciences and Technology Ctr. (United States); Julia Vogel, Christopher Walton, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States); M. Wu, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
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Simulation and optimization of a soft gamma-ray concentrator using thin film multilayer structures
Paper 10399-46
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Author(s): Farzane Shirazi, Peter Bloser, James Krzanowski, Jason Legere, Mark McConnell, The Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
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Session 11:
Coating Stress
Thursday 10 August 2017
9:20 AM - 10:20 AM
Session Chair:
Suzanne Romaine, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
In-situ stress measurement of single and multilayer thin-films used in x-ray astronomy optics applications
Paper 10399-47
Time: 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Author(s): David M. Broadway, Stephen L. O'Dell, Brian D. Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Danielle N. Gurgew, The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
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Development of iridium-coated x-ray mirrors for astronomical applications
Paper 10399-48
Time: 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Author(s): Veronika Stehlíková, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany), Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic); Thorsten Döhring, Anne-Catherine Probst, Florian Emmerich, Manfred Stollenwerk, Hochschule Aschaffenburg (Germany); Laura Proserpio, Peter Friedrich, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
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Effects of ion implantation in different substrate materials: stress, relaxation, and strength
Paper 10399-49
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Author(s): Brandon D. Chalifoux, Graham Wright, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); Youwei Yao, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States); Claire Burch, Harvard Univ. (United States); Ralf K. Heilmann, Mark L. Schattenburg, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States)
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Coffee Break 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
Session 12:
Erosion/Deposition Figuring
Thursday 10 August 2017
10:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Session Chair:
Mark Schattenburg, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States)
Advancements in ion beam figuring of very thin glass plates
Paper 10399-50
Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Author(s): Marta M. Civitani, Mauro Ghigo, Joanna Hołyszko, Gabriele Vecchi, Stefano Basso, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy); Vincenzo Cotroneo, Ryan Allured, Paul B. Reid, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
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Improving x-ray optics via differential deposition
Paper 10399-51
Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Author(s): Kiranmayee Kilaru, Universities Space Research Association (United States)
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Additive manufactured x-ray optics for astronomy
Paper 10399-52
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Author(s): Carolyn Atkins, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom); Charlotte H. Feldman, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom); David Brooks, Univ. College London (United Kingdom); Richard Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom); Peter Doel, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
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Design and modeling of an additive manufactured thin shell for x-ray astronomy
Paper 10399-53
Time: 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Author(s): Charlotte H. Feldman, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom); Carolyn Atkins, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom); Richard Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom); David Brooks, Peter Doel, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 12:10 PM - 2:00 PM
Session 13:
Adjustable Optics
Thursday 10 August 2017
2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Session Chair:
Daniele Spiga, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Experimental evaluation of solder bonding and actuation for thin-shell x-ray telescope mirror assembly
Paper 10399-54
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Author(s): Michael D. DeTienne, Alexander R. Bruccoleri, Ross Tedesco, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); Ralf K. Heilmann, Mark L. Schattenburg, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States)
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Adjustable optics applied to Laue lenses
(Canceled)
Paper 10399-55
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Author(s):
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Design and fabrication of adjustable x-ray optics using piezoelectric thin films
Paper 10399-56
Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Author(s): Julian Walker, Tianning Liu, Mohit Tendulkar, David Burrows, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States); Casey T. DeRoo, Ryan Allured, Edward Hertz, Vincenzo Cotroneo, Paul B. Reid, Eric D. Schwartz, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Thomas N. Jackson, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States); Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
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Characterizing the poling process for piezoelectric cells in adjustable x-ray optics
Paper 10399-57
Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Author(s): Casey T. DeRoo, Ryan Allured, Sagi Ben-Ami, Paul B. Reid, Vincenzo Cotroneo, Daniel A. Schwartz, Edward Hertz, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Julian Walker, Tianning Liu, Mohit Tendulkar, David Burrows, Tom N. Jackson, Susan Trolier-McKinstry, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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Coffee Break 3:00 PM - 3:10 PM
Deterministic figure correction of piezoelectrically adjustable slumped glass optics
Paper 10399-58
Time: 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Author(s): Ryan Allured, Paul B. Reid, Casey T. DeRoo, Vincenzo Cotroneo, Alexey Vikhlinin, Edward Hertz, Vanessa Marquez, Eric D. Schwartz, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Julian Walker, Thomas N. Jackson, Tianning Liu, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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Controlling the shaping of Si and glass substrates via stresses in the coatings: via bias stress control and magnet fields
Paper 10399-59
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Author(s): Melville P. Ulmer, Xiaoli Wang, Jian Cao, David B. Buchholz, Northwestern Univ. (United States); Lahsen Assoufid, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
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Session 14:
Other Imaging Technologies
Thursday 10 August 2017
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM
Session Chair:
Brian Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Characterization of x-ray lobster optics with a hybrid CMOS sensor
Paper 10399-60
Time: 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
Author(s): Tanmoy Chattopadhyay, Mitchell Wages, David Burrows, Evan Bray, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States); Adolf Inneman, Rene Hudec, Veronika Stehlikova, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic); David Schendt, Sam Hull, Abe Falcone, Maria McQuaide, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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Testing and modelling of the SVOM MXT narrow field lobster-eye telescope
Paper 10399-61
Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
Author(s): Charlotte H. Feldman, James F. Pearson, Richard Willingale, Jonathan M. Sykes, Christopher L. Bicknell, Paul R. Houghton, Paul Drumm, Adrian Martindale, Julian P. Osborne, Paul T. O'Brien, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom); Ray Fairbend, Sylvain Petit, Romain Roudot, Emile Schyns, PHOTONIS France S.A.S. (France); Karine Mercier, Jean-Michel Le Duigou, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France); Diego Gotz, CEA-IRFU (France)
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A principle for an x-ray defocusing telescope system with an angular resolution booster
Paper 10399-62
Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Author(s): Yoshitomo Maeda, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan), The Graduate Univ. for Advanced Studies (Japan); Ryo Iizuka, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan); Takayuki Hayashi, Nagoya Univ. (Japan), NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Manabu Ishida, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
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Concluding Remarks
Thursday 10 August 2017
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Giovanni Pareschi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
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