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X-ray evolving universe spectroscopy mission (XEUS): requirements of the x-ray focal plane instruments
Author(s): Piet A. J. de Korte; Marcos Bavdaz; Lionel Duband; Andrew D. Holland; Anthony J. Peacock; Lothar Strueder
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Paper Abstract

The requirement set for the focal plane instruments on XEUS area addressed. The rationale for the selection of three focal plane instruments, a wide field imager with modest spectral resolution and tow narrow field imagers with high spectral resolution, is given. The principles and designs of all three instrument are shortly explained and their expected performances given. The cooling of the focal plane instruments, based on mechanical cryocoolers, is described as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1999
PDF: 24 pages
Proc. SPIE 3766, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions II, (29 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363666
Show Author Affiliations
Piet A. J. de Korte, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Lionel Duband, Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique (France)
Andrew D. Holland, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Anthony J. Peacock, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Lothar Strueder, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3766:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions II
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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