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A comprehensive line spread function error budget for the Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment
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Paper Abstract

Future astronomical X-ray spectrometer missions call for high spectral resolution in conjunction with high throughput. To achieve both of these requirements simultaneously, many grating elements must be aligned such that their diffraction arcs overlap at the focal plane. Methods for the alignment of reflection gratings operated in the extreme off-plane mount are being developed at The Pennsylvania State University in support of the Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment. We report on the alignment methodology and performance tests of an aligned reflection grating module.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2019
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 11119, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IX, 1111912 (9 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2530121
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Benjamin D. Donovan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Randall L. McEntaffer, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
James H. Tutt, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Bridget C. O'Meara, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Fabien Grisé, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Kim A. Allgood, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
KBRwyle (United States)
Michael P. Biskach, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
KBRwyle (United States)
Kai-Wing Chan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Michal Hlinka, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
KBRwyle (United States)
John D. Kearney, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
KBRwyle (United States)
James R. Mazzarella, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
KBRwyle (United States)
Ryan S. McClelland, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
KBRwyle (United States)
Ai Numata, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
KBRwyle (United States)
Raul E. Riveros, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Timo T. Saha, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Peter M. Solly, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
KBRwyle (United States)
William W. Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Andrew D. Holland, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Matthew R. Lewis, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Matthew R. Soman, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Karen Holland, XCAM Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11119:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IX
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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