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The optics system of the New Hard X-ray Mission: design and development
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Paper Abstract

The New Hard X-ray Mission (NHXM) project will be operated by 2016 and is currently undergoing the Phase B study. It is based on 4 hard X-ray optics modules, each formed by 60 evenly spaced multilayer coated Wolter I mirror shells. An extensible bench is used to reach the 10 m focal length. The Wolter I monolithic substrates with multilayer coating are produced in NiCo by electroforming replication. Three of the mirror modules will host in the focal plane a hybrid a detector system (a soft X-ray Si DEPFET array plus a high energy CdTe detector). The detector of the fourth telescope will be a photoelectric polarimeter with imaging capabilities, operating from 2 up to 35 keV. The total on axis effective area of the three telescopes at 1 keV and 30 kev is of 1500 cm2 and 350 cm2 respectively, with an angular resolution of 20 arcsec HEW at 30 keV. In this paper we report on the design and development of the multilayer optics of the mission, based on thin replicated Ni mirror shells.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 773218 (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856648
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Stefano Basso, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Giovanni Pareschi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Oberto Citterio, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Daniele Spiga, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Gianpiero Tagliaferri, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Marta Civitani, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Lorenzo Raimondi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Giorgia Sironi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Vincenzo Cotroneo, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Barbara Negri, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)
Giancarlo Parodi, BCV Progetti S.r.l. (Italy)
Francesco Martelli, BCV Progetti S.r.l. (Italy)
Giuseppe Borghi, Media Lario Technologies (Italy)
Alessandro Orlandi, Media Lario Technologies (Italy)
Dervis Vernani, Media Lario Technologies (Italy)
Giuseppe Valsecchi, Media Lario Technologies (Italy)
Riccardo Binda, Media Lario Technologies (Italy)
Suzanne Romaine, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Paul Gorenstein, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Primo Attinà, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7732:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Monique Arnaud; Stephen S. Murray; Tadayuki Takahashi, Editor(s)

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