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Engineering qualification model of the SAX x-ray mirror unit: technical data and x-ray imaging characteristics
Author(s): Giancarlo Conti; E. Mattaini; E. Santambrogio; Bruno Sacco; Giancarlo Cusumano; Oberto Citterio; Heinrich W. Braeuninger; Wolfgang Burkert
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Paper Abstract

The scientific instrumentation onboard the Italian X-ray astronomy satellite SAX foresees X- ray imaging Mirror Units (MU) operating in the energy range 0.1 - 10 KeV with spatial resolution of 1 arcmin HPR. The MU are composed of thirty nested confocal and coaxial very thin double cone mirrors, made by a nickel electroforming replica technique. The paper presents the results obtained with the Engineering Qualification Model of the MU, which are well within the scientific requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2011, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics II, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167245
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Giancarlo Conti, CNR-Istituto di Fisica Cosmica (Italy)
E. Mattaini, CNR-Istituto di Fisica Cosmica (Italy)
E. Santambrogio, CNR-Istituto di Fisica Cosmica (Italy)
Bruno Sacco, CNR-Istituto di Fisica Cosmica (Italy)
Giancarlo Cusumano, CNR-Istituto di Fisica Cosmica (Italy)
Oberto Citterio, Osservatorio Astronomico Brera Merate (Italy)
Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Wolfgang Burkert, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)


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

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