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Development of an x-ray telescope using the carbon fiber reinforced plastic
Author(s): Hisamitsu Awaki; Satoshi Sugita; Keiji Ogi; Kenya Yoshioka; Hironori Matsumoto; Ikuyuki Mitsuishi; Yuzuru Tawara
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Paper Abstract

We are developing an X-ray mirror using the CFRP as substrate in order to improve the angular resolution of tightlynested type X-ray telescope on board future X-ray satellites. We have fabricated Wolter-I designed monolithic CFRP mirrors and made improvements in the fabrication process. In the updated CFRP mirror, the half-power width of the reflection image by optical measurement was 0.8 arc-minutes on average. The measurement of the characterization of the updated CFRP mirrors at ISAS X-ray beam-line was performed in December 2015, and confirmed that the imaging quality of the CFRP mirror changed with increasing duration in vacuum chamber. We also present a current status of development of more intricate-structure CFRP substrate such as four-stage X-ray optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 990571 (18 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232650
Show Author Affiliations
Hisamitsu Awaki, Ehime Univ. (Japan)
Satoshi Sugita, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Keiji Ogi, Ehime Univ. (Japan)
Kenya Yoshioka, Ehime Univ. (Japan)
Hironori Matsumoto, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Ikuyuki Mitsuishi, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Yuzuru Tawara, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9905:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Tadayuki Takahashi; Marshall Bautz, Editor(s)

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