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Alignment, assembly, and testing of high-energy x-ray optics
Author(s): Mikhail Gubarev; Cheryl Alexander; Brian Ramsey
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Paper Abstract

We are developing grazing incidence x-ray imaging optics for a balloon-borne hard x-ray telescope (HERO). The HERO payload, scheduled for launch in May 2006, consists of 8 mirror modules with 12 mirror shells each fabricated using electroform-nickel replication off super polished cylindrical mandrels. An optical system for alignment and assembly of the shells into their modules will be described together with an assessment of the systematic errors associated with this process. Full details of the assembly procedures and results of the on-ground x-ray testing of the HERO modules will be provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5900, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy II, 59000T (31 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.614997
Show Author Affiliations
Mikhail Gubarev, Universities Space Research Association, NASA/MSFC (United States)
Cheryl Alexander, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Brian Ramsey, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5900:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy II
Oberto Citterio; Stephen L. O'Dell, Editor(s)

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