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Metrology for the development of high-energy x-ray optics
Author(s): Mikhail Gubarev; Brian Ramsey; Darell Engelhaupt; Chet Speegle; Martin Smithers
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Paper Abstract

We are developing grazing-incidence x-ray optics for a balloon-borne hard-x-ray telescope (HERO). The instrument will have 200 cm2 effective collecting area at 40 keV and an angular resolution goal of 15 arcsec. The HERO mirror shells are fabricated using electroformed-nickel replication off super-polished cylindrical mandrels. The angular resolution goal puts stringent requirements on the quality of the x-ray mirrors and, hence, on mandrel quality. We used metrology in an iterative approach to monitor and refine the x-ray mirror fabrication process. Comparison of axial slope measurements of the mandrel and the shells will be presented together with results from x-ray tests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5921, Advances in Metrology for X-Ray and EUV Optics, 592108 (15 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.621170
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Mikhail Gubarev, Univ. Space Research Association (United States)
Brian Ramsey, Marshall Space Flight Ctr./NASA (United States)
Darell Engelhaupt, Ctr. for Applied Optics/Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Chet Speegle, Raytheon ITSS, NSSTC (United States)
Martin Smithers, Marshall Space Flight Ctr./NASA (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5921:
Advances in Metrology for X-Ray and EUV Optics
Lahsen Assoufid; Peter Z. Takacs; John S. Taylor, Editor(s)

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