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Mirror cell design, fabrication, assembly, and test for the AXAF VETA-I optics
Author(s): Gary Matthews; Arthur Buettner; Thomas M. Casey; Clyde Drauglis; John LesVeaux
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Paper Abstract

The design of the mount for the outer pair of Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF) optics for the Verification Engineering Test Article-I (VETA-I) hardware for initial performance test was a challenging task. Extensive analysis of mirror strains induced by the mounting hardware during assembly was required to ensure that the imaging tests at Marshall Space Flight Center would be successful. This paper describes the techniques used to design the mirror cell to insure that the X-ray tests would accurately represent the quality of the mirror surfaces and minimize errors due to the effects of mounting and gravity. The measures taken to compensate for the large gravity effects during testing are discussed in detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1690, Design of Optical Instruments, (16 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138011
Show Author Affiliations
Gary Matthews, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Arthur Buettner, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Thomas M. Casey, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Clyde Drauglis, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
John LesVeaux, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1690:
Design of Optical Instruments
David M. Aikens; Victor L. Genberg; Gary C. Krumweide; Michael J. Thomas, Editor(s)

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