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Performance Prediction Of The AXAF Technology Mirror Assembly Using Measured Mirror Surface Errors
Author(s): Paul Glenn; Paul Reid; Albert Slomba; Leon P. Van Speybroeck
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a math model relating the measured parameters of the Technology Mirror Assembly (TMA) to its final performance. This scalar scattering model is valid for large and small amplitude features. It allows the user to specify power spectral densities and/or autocovariance functions within any spatial bandwidth, including microroughness. We present new TMA data in the bandwidth of ~0.1-1000 mm-1, predicting performance and comparing them with x-ray test data. We also account for assembly, alignment, and particulate contamination. Finally, we comment on improved performance expected after repolishing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0830, Grazing Incidence Optics for Astronomical and Laboratory Applications, (9 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942193
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Glenn, Bauer Associates, Inc. (United States)
Paul Reid, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
Albert Slomba, United Technologies Optical Systems (United States)
Leon P. Van Speybroeck, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0830:
Grazing Incidence Optics for Astronomical and Laboratory Applications
C. Stuart Bowyer, Editor(s)

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