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Mounting for fabrication, metrology, and assembly of full-shell grazing-incidence optics
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Paper Abstract

Future x-ray telescopes will likely require lightweight mirrors to attain the large collecting areas needed to accomplish the science objectives. Understanding and demonstrating processes now is critical to achieving sub-arcsecond performance in the future. Consequently, designs not only of the mirrors but of fixtures for supporting them during fabrication, metrology, handling, assembly, and testing must be adequately modeled and verified. To this end, MSFC is using finite-element modeling to study the effects of mounting on thin, full-shell grazing-incidence mirrors, during all processes leading to flight mirror assemblies. Here we report initial results of this study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 914443 (25 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057046
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Jacqueline M. Roche, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Mikhail V. Gubarev, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
W. Scott Smith, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stephen L. O’Dell, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jeffery J Kolodziejczak, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Martin C. Weisskopf, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Brian D. Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ronald F. Elsner, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


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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