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CODEX sounding rocket wire grid collimator design
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Paper Abstract

CODEX is a sounding rocket payload designed to operate in the soft x-ray (0.1-1.0 kV) regime. The instrument has a 3.25 degree square field of view that uses a one meter long wire grid collimator to create a beam that converges to a line in the focal plane. Wire grid collimator performance is directly correlated to the geometric accuracy of actual grid features and their relative locations. Utilizing a strategic combination of manufacturing and assembly techniques, this design is engineered for precision within the confines of a typical rocket budget. Expected resilience of the collimator under flight conditions is predicted by mechanical analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8076, EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space II, 80760T (4 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887105
Show Author Affiliations
Ann Shipley, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Ben Zeiger, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Thomas Rogers, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8076:
EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space II
René Hudec; Ladislav Pina, Editor(s)

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