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Development of the Four-stage X-ray telescope (FXT) for the DIOS mission
Author(s): Yuzuru Tawara; Ikuya Sakurai; Satoshi Sugita; Shunya Takizawa; Yasunori Babazaki; Ren Nakamichi; Ayako Bandai; Yoshitomo Maeda; Takayuki Hayashi
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Paper Abstract

A Four-stage X-ray Telescope (FXT) has been developed as the best-fit optics for the Diffuse Intergalactic Oxygen Surveyor (DIOS) mission, a small satellite mission for mapping observations of the warm-hot intergalactic medium. The FXT mirrors are based on a conical approximation of the Wolter-I design, fabrication technique used in the Suzaku satellite. We made the second FXT demonstration model, in which we installed 4 sets of 4 stage mirrors with diameter of about 500 mm using alignment plate. Both optical and X-ray measurement were done to estimate FXT performance. Although angular resolution is two to three times worse than that of the requirement and the goal, the field of view and the effective area are consistent with expected performance derived by the ray tracing simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 914461 (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055082
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Yuzuru Tawara, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Ikuya Sakurai, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Satoshi Sugita, Ehime Univ. (Japan)
Shunya Takizawa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Yasunori Babazaki, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Ren Nakamichi, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Ayako Bandai, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Yoshitomo Maeda, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Takayuki Hayashi, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9144:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Mark Bautz, Editor(s)

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