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Off-plane x-ray grating spectrometer for the International X-ray Observatory
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Paper Abstract

A dispersive spectrometer onboard the International X-ray Observatory (IXO) provides a method for high throughput and high spectral resolution at X-ray energies below 1 keV. An off-plane reflection grating array maximizes these capabilities. We present here a mature mechanical design that places the grating array on the spacecraft avionics bus 13.5 m away from the focal plane.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7360, EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space, 73600H (30 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821050
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Randall L. McEntaffer, Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Neil J. Murray, Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew Holland, Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Chuck Lillie, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Suzanne Casement, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Dean Dailey, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Tim Johnson, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Webster Cash, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Phil Oakley, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7360:
EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space
René Hudec; Ladislav Pina, Editor(s)

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