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Performance of the engineering model x-ray mirror of the Solar X-ray Imager (SXI) for future GOES missions
Author(s): Richard C. Catura; Marilyn E. Bruner; Paul R. Catura; Bruce K. Jurcevich; C. Kam; James R. Lemen; Syndie B. Meyer; Mons D. Morrison; Matthew B. Magida; Paul B. Reid; James E. Harvey; Patrick L. Thompson
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Paper Abstract

We have measured the x-ray imaging performance of a grazing incidence telescope mirror, the HT #17, employing a hyperboloid-hyperboloid design. This design provides improved wide-field imaging compared to an optimally defocused Wolter Type I mirror. This improvement will be advantageous for future Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) missions that will provide full disk images of the sun with the Solar X-ray Imager (SXI). The x-ray measurements were made in the X-Ray Calibration Facility (XRCF) at Marshall Space Flight Center and the results are presented here.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4138, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions IV, (28 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407565
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Richard C. Catura, NOVA Management Inc. (United States)
Marilyn E. Bruner, Bermar Science and Technology LLC (United States)
Paul R. Catura, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Bruce K. Jurcevich, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
C. Kam, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
James R. Lemen, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Syndie B. Meyer, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Mons D. Morrison, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Matthew B. Magida, Raytheon Co. Precision Optics (United States)
Paul B. Reid, Raytheon Co. Precision Optics (United States)
James E. Harvey, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Patrick L. Thompson, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4138:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions IV
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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