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Mechanical and thermal analysis of the spectroscopy x-ray telescopes for the Constellation-X mission
Author(s): Kai-Wing Chan; Jeffrey Bolognese; Timo Saha; James Sturm; William Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Area and mass requirements for the Constellation-X Spectroscopy X-Ray Telescopes restrict the thickness of the mirror segment to below a mm. Requirement of angular resolution of 15" over the soft x-ray band implies that allowable optic deformation is sub-micrometer for these thin segments. These requirements place stringent constraint on the mounting, alignment and affixing of these mirror segments in both the metrology and integration processes. We present analyses and optimization of the Constellation-X mirrors under relevant mechanical and thermal environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6688, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy III, 66881E (20 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737180
Show Author Affiliations
Kai-Wing Chan, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore (United States)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jeffrey Bolognese, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Timo Saha, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
James Sturm, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
William Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6688:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy III
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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