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Conical foil x-ray telescope performance predictions for space astronomy applications
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, conical foil x-ray telescope technology is reviewed and performance predictions of the Danish Space Research Institute XSPECT telescope design are conducted. Analysis includes discussion of geometrical aberrations, diffraction effects, assembly and alignment errors, and optical fabrication errors. NASA's Optical Surface Analysis Code and Encircled Energy for Grazing incidence optics computer codes are used to predict geometrical performance and model degradation effects of residual surface irregularities. Results are incorporated into a system error budget and parametric image quality predictions are performed. Finally, a summary of image quality predictions and an evaluation of conical foil telescope technology for space astronomy applications are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2011, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics II, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167196
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William J. Gressler, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
James E. Harvey, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2011:
Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics II
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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