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The optomechanical design for the Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE)
Author(s): Bridget C. O'Meara; Benjamin D. Donovan; James H. Tutt; Randall L. McEntaffer; Ted B. Schultz; Kim D. Allgood; Michael P. Biskach; Kai-Wing Chan; John D. Kearney; James R. Mazzarella; Raul E. Riveros; Timo T. Saha; Michal Hlinka; Ai Numata; Peter Solly; William W. Zhang; Matthew R. Soman; Andrew D. Holland; Matthew R. Lewis; Karen Holland; Neil J. Murray
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Paper Abstract

The Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE) is a sounding rocket payload designed to obtain a high-resolution soft X-ray spectrum of Capella. OGRE’s optical system uses new technologies including state-of-the-art X-ray optics, custom arrays of reflection gratings, and an array of EM-CCDs. Many of these technologies will be tested for the first time in flight with OGRE. To achieve the high performance that these new technologies are capable of, the payload components must be properly aligned to meet high tolerances. This paper will outline OGRE’s opto-mechanical design for achieving alignment within these tolerances. Specifically, the design of the X-ray grating arrays will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2019
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 11100, Optomechanical Engineering 2019, 1110006 (30 August 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2530202
Show Author Affiliations
Bridget C. O'Meara, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Benjamin D. Donovan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
James H. Tutt, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Randall L. McEntaffer, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Ted B. Schultz, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Kim D. Allgood, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Michael P. Biskach, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Kai-Wing Chan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John D. Kearney, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
James R. Mazzarella, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Raul E. Riveros, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Timo T. Saha, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Michal Hlinka, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ai Numata, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Peter Solly, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
William W. Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Matthew R. Soman, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew D. Holland, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Matthew R. Lewis, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
Karen Holland, XCAM Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Neil J. Murray, Dynamic Imaging Analytics Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11100:
Optomechanical Engineering 2019
Keith B. Doyle; Jonathan D. Ellis, Editor(s)

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