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Structural mechanics of the solar-A soft x-ray telescope
Author(s): Bruce K. Jurcevich; Marilyn E. Bruner; K. F. Gowen
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Paper Abstract

The Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT) is one of four major instruments that constitute the payload of the NASA-Japanese mission YOHKOH (formerly known as Solar-A), scheduled to be launched in August, 1991. This paper describes the design of the SXT, the key system requirements, and the SXT optical and structural systems. Particular attention is given to the design considerations for stiffness and dimensional stability, temperature compensation, and moisture sensitivyty control. Consideration is also given to the X-ray mirror, the aspect telescope, the entrance filters, the mechanical structure design, the aft support plate and mount, the SXT finite element model, and other subsystems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1992
PDF: 36 pages
Proc. SPIE 1690, Design of Optical Instruments, (16 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138014
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce K. Jurcevich, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Marilyn E. Bruner, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
K. F. Gowen, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1690:
Design of Optical Instruments
David M. Aikens; Victor L. Genberg; Gary C. Krumweide; Michael J. Thomas, Editor(s)

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