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Simulation of the XMM mirror performance based on metrology data
Author(s): Philippe Gondoin; Marco W. Beijersbergen; Richard Willingale; Daniel de Chambure; Kees van Katwijk; David H. Lumb; Anthony J. Peacock
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Paper Abstract

The high throughput x-ray spectroscopy mission (XMM) is a 'cornerstone' project in the ESA Long-Term Programme for Space Science. The satellite observatory uses three grazing incidence mirror modules coupled to reflection grating spectrometers and x-ray CCD cameras. In order to achieve a large effective area, each XMM mirror module consists of 58 Wolter I mirrors which are nested in a coaxial and cofocal configuration. Each mirror shell is characterized by detailed metrology before further integration into the mirror modules. The present paper describes the mirror metrology and the way metrology data will be used to simulate the mirror performance. Simulation results are compared with x-ray images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1996
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2808, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, (31 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256013
Show Author Affiliations
Philippe Gondoin, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Marco W. Beijersbergen, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Richard Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Daniel de Chambure, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Kees van Katwijk, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
David H. Lumb, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Anthony J. Peacock, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2808:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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