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Design of an x-ray telescope optics for XEUS

Paper Abstract

The X-ray telescope concept for XEUS is based on an innovative high performance and light weight Silicon Pore Optics technology. The XEUS telescope is segmented into 16 radial, thermostable petals providing the rigid optical bench structure of the stand alone XRay High Precision Tandem Optics. A fully representative Form Fit Function (FFF) Model of one petal is currently under development to demonstrate the outstanding lightweight telescope capabilities with high optically effective area. Starting from the envisaged system performance the related tolerance budgets were derived. These petals are made from ceramics, i.e. CeSiC. The structural and thermal performance of the petal shall be reported. The stepwise alignment and integration procedure on petal level shall be described. The functional performance and environmental test verification plan of the Form Fit Function Model and the test set ups are described in this paper. In parallel to the running development activities the programmatic and technical issues wrt. the FM telescope MAIT with currently 1488 Tandem Optics are under investigation. Remote controlled robot supported assembly, simultaneous active alignment and verification testing and decentralised time effective integration procedures shall be illustrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10567, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006, 105670T (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308135
Show Author Affiliations
Roland Graue, Kayser Threde GmbH (Germany)
Dirk Kampf, Kayser Threde GmbH (Germany)
Kotska Wallace, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
David Lumb, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
Marcos Bavdaz, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
Michael Freyberg, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10567:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006
Errico Armandillo; Josiane Costeraste; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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