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NuSTAR ground calibration: The Rainwater Memorial Calibration Facility (RaMCaF)
Author(s): Nicolai F. Brejnholt; Finn E. Christensen; Anders C. Jakobsen; Charles J. Hailey; Jason E. Koglin; Kenneth L. Blaedel; Marcela Stern; Doug Thornhill; Clio Sleator; Shuo Zhang; William W. Craig; Kristin K. Madsen; Todd Decker; Michael J. Pivovaroff; Julia K. Vogel
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Paper Abstract

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) is a NASA Small Explorer mission that will carry the first focusing hard X-ray (5-80 keV ) telescope to orbit. The ground calibration of the three flight optics was carried out at the Rainwater Memorial Calibration Facility (RaMCaF) built for this purpose. In this article we present the facility and its use for the ground calibration of the three optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8147, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V, 81470I (6 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894659
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Nicolai F. Brejnholt, DTU Space, Technical Univ.of Denmark (Denmark)
Finn E. Christensen, DTU Space, Technical Univ.of Denmark (Denmark)
Anders C. Jakobsen, DTU Space, Technical Univ.of Denmark (Denmark)
Charles J. Hailey, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Jason E. Koglin, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Kenneth L. Blaedel, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Marcela Stern, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Doug Thornhill, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Clio Sleator, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Shuo Zhang, Columbia Univ. (United States)
William W. Craig, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Kristin K. Madsen, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Todd Decker, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Michael J. Pivovaroff, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Julia K. Vogel, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8147:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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