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XMM flight model mirror effective area measurements
Author(s): Yvan Stockman; Hebert Hansen; Yvette Houbrechts; Jean Philippe Tock; Daniel de Chambure; Philippe Gondoin
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Paper Abstract

The high throughput x-ray Spectroscopy Mission XMM is a 'Cornerstone' project of the ESA Horizon 2000 Science Program. The optical heart of this satellite consists in 3 Mirror Assemblies (MA). Each MA includes a Mirror Module (MM) containing 58 x-ray optical quality Mirror Shells (MS) and an x-ray (XRB) which reduces straylight. Two of the three MAs are equipped with a Reflection Grating Assembly (RGA) for spectral analysis. Tests are performed in the CSL FOCALX facility. The goal of the presented tests is to evaluate the x-ray effective area of a MM. These test are accomplished in a vertical configuration. An x-ray pencil beam is used for x-ray reflectivity measurements at Al, Au, Cu and Mo lines between 1.5 and 13 keV. A partial illumination collimated x-ray beam with a C continuous spectrum allows to measure the effective area of the MM over a 1.5-9 keV range. This paper gives a short description of the tested specimens, and presents the test configuration in CSL Focal X facility. The paper focuses on a compete and original way to work out experimentally effective areas of an x-ray telescope. Analysis of the achieved results is carried out.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 September 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3739, Optical Fabrication and Testing, (6 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.360157
Show Author Affiliations
Yvan Stockman, Univ. de Liege (Belgium)
Hebert Hansen, Univ. de Liege (Belgium)
Yvette Houbrechts, Univ. de Liege (Belgium)
Jean Philippe Tock, Univ. de Liege (Belgium)
Daniel de Chambure, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Philippe Gondoin, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3739:
Optical Fabrication and Testing
Roland Geyl; Jonathan Maxwell, Editor(s)

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