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Qualification of silicon pore optics
Author(s): Eric Wille; Marcos Bavdaz; Sebastiaan Fransen; Maximilien Collon; Marcelo Ackermann; Ramses Guenther; Abdelhakim Chatbi; Giuseppe Vacanti; Mark Vervest; Coen van Baren; Jeroen Haneveld; Mark Olde Riekerink; Arenda Koelewijn; Dirk Kampf; Karl-Heinz Zuknik; Arnd Reutlinger
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Paper Abstract

Silicon Pore Optics (SPO) are the enabling technology for ESA’s second large class mission in the Cosmic Vision programme. As for every space hardware, a critical qualification process is required to verify the suitability of the SPO mirror modules surviving the launch loads and maintaining their performance in the space environment. We present recent design modifications to further strengthen the mounting system (brackets and dowel pins) against mechanical loads. The progress of a formal qualification test campaign with the new mirror module design is shown. We discuss mechanical and thermal limitations of the SPO technology and provide recommendations for the mission design of the next X-ray Space Observatory.

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Date Published: 24 July 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91442H (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055950
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Eric Wille, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Sebastiaan Fransen, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Maximilien Collon, cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)
Marcelo Ackermann, cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)
Ramses Guenther, cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)
Abdelhakim Chatbi, cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)
Giuseppe Vacanti, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands)
Mark Vervest, cosine Science & Computing B.V. (Netherlands)
Coen van Baren, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Jeroen Haneveld, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands)
Mark Olde Riekerink, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands)
Arenda Koelewijn, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands)
Dirk Kampf, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
Karl-Heinz Zuknik, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
Arnd Reutlinger, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)


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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