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VETA x-ray data acquisition and control system
Author(s): Roger J. V. Brissenden; Mark T. Jones; Malin Ljungberg; Dan T. Nguyen; John B. Roll Jr.
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Paper Abstract

We describe the X-ray Data Acquisition and Control System (XDACS) used together with the X-ray Detection System (XDS) to characterize the X-ray image during testing of the AXAF P1/H1 mirror pair at the MSFC X-ray Calibration Facility. A variety of X-ray data were acquired, analyzed and archived during the testing including: mirror alignment, encircled energy, effective area, point spread function, system housekeeping and proportional counter window uniformity data. The system architecture is presented with emphasis placed on key features that include a layered UNIX tool approach, dedicated subsystem controllers, real-time X-window displays, flexibility in combining tools, network connectivity and system extensibility. The VETA test data archive is also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 January 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1742, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy and Projection Lithography, (21 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140599
Show Author Affiliations
Roger J. V. Brissenden, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Mark T. Jones, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Malin Ljungberg, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Dan T. Nguyen, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
John B. Roll Jr., Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1742:
Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy and Projection Lithography
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker II, Editor(s)

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