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Image quality budget for the Generation-X Telescope
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an error budget for the imaging performance of the Generation X telescope. This budget is used to inform the selection of the intrinsic imaging performance of the mirror modules. This calculation is done by forming a budget of top level claims to imaging performance and calculating the intrinsic optic performance, α, needed to meet the top level goal with some margin and contingency. This intrinsic optical performance is quantified by the image half-power diameter of a point source. Different values of telescope misalignment and necessary top level imaging performance is used in a Monte Carlo calculation to determine the imaging half power and the resultant optic performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5900, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy II, 59001C (6 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.618558
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan W. Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Christopher Lau, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (United States)
Amy Lo, Northrop Grumman Space Technology (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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