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Influence Of Alignment And Surface Defects On The Performance Of X-Ray Telescopes
Author(s): Dietrich Korsch; Charles L. Wyman; L. Mike Perry
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Paper Abstract

The effects of misalignment and surface deformations on the image quality of a grazing incidence telescope with six nested subsystems are investigated. The axial rms-spot size serves as a measure for the image quality. The surface deformations are simulated by ellipsoidal and sinusoidal deviations from the ideal surface. Misalignments are tilts, decenters, and despaces of the individual elements. The effects of each type of defect are analyzed in a single two-element system. The full nested system is then analyzed in the presence of all possible defects on all 12 elements, whereby the magnitude of the defects is randomized within a given upper limit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 1979
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0184, Space Optics Imaging X-Ray Optics Workshop, (9 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957453
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Dietrich Korsch, TAI Corporation (United States)
Charles L. Wyman, Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)
L. Mike Perry, TAI Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0184:
Space Optics Imaging X-Ray Optics Workshop
Martin C. Weisskopf, Editor(s)

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