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Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems • Open Access

Performance testing of an off-plane reflection grating and silicon pore optic spectrograph at PANTER

Paper Abstract

An x-ray spectrograph consisting of aligned, radially ruled off-plane reflection gratings and silicon pore optics (SPO) was tested at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics PANTER x-ray test facility. SPO is a test module for the proposed Arcus mission, which will also feature aligned off-plane reflection gratings. This test is the first time two off-plane gratings were actively aligned to each other and with an SPO to produce an overlapped spectrum. We report the performance of the complete spectrograph utilizing the aligned gratings module and plans for future development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 2015
PDF: 7 pages
J. Ast. Inst. Sys. 1(4) 045004 doi: 10.1117/1.JATIS.1.4.045004
Published in: Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems Volume 1, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Ramses Günther, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (The Netherlands)
Hannah R. Marlowe, The Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Randall L. McEntaffer, The Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Ryan Allured, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Casey T. DeRoo, The Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Benjamin D. Donovan, The Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Drew M. Miles, The Univ. of Iowa (United States)
James H. Tutt, The Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Benedikt Menz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Gisela D. Hartner, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Randall K. Smith, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Peter N. Cheimets, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Edward Hertz, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Jay A. Bookbinder, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Alex Yanson, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (The Netherlands)
Giuseppe Vacanti, Cosine Science & Computing BV (The Netherlands)
Marcelo D. Ackermann, cosine B.V. (The Netherlands)


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