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Recent studies of lobster-eye optics
Author(s): Andrew G. Peele; George W. Fraser; Adam N. Brunton; Adrian P. Martin; Rob M. Rideout; Nicholas E. White; Robert Petre; W. Bruce Feller
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Paper Abstract

Lobster-eye optics have been proposed as an exciting development in the field of x-ray all-sky monitors. However, to date their potential has mainly been analyzed in the context of an all-sky monitor for a small satellite mission. We examine the wide range of parameters available for lobster-eye optics with different configurations. The sensitivity of the various schemes is calculated. We have also examined the current state of the art in actual lobster-eye optics. We present our experimental results and discuss realistic targets for manufacture. The impact of these targets on the calculated sensitivities is also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3444, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions, (19 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331255
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Andrew G. Peele, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (Australia)
George W. Fraser, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Adam N. Brunton, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Adrian P. Martin, Univ. of Leicester (United States)
Rob M. Rideout, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Nicholas E. White, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert Petre, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
W. Bruce Feller, Nova Scientific, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3444:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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