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MAXIM interferometer tolerances and tradeoffs
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Paper Abstract

MAXIM consists of thirty-two individual grazing incidence interferometer channels that act, in combination, like a high-resolution imaging telescope. In this paper, we will describe an optical design for Maxim and calculate principal optical tolerances. These tolerances offer advantages that make anticipated engineering challenges more soluble and affordable within the limitations of current technology. We also discuss key design tradeoffs that contribute to a preliminary tolerance budget.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461172
Show Author Affiliations
Ann F. Shipley, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Webster C. Cash, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Keith C. Gendreau, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Dennis J. Gallagher, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4851:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy
Joachim E. Truemper; Harvey D. Tananbaum, Editor(s)

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