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An alignment and integration scheme for the XEUS mirror plates
Author(s): Richard Willingale
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This paper describes optical metrology and an alignment/integration sequence which has the potential to secure sub arc second accuracy for a single focus Wolter type I telescope like XEUS. The same basic principle could be used for any grazing incidence Wolter type I design in which the aperture is divided into sectors and the Wolter surfaces are manufactured as sector plates rather than continuous surfaces of revolution. If such a scheme could be implemented then the performance of XEUS would be limited by the quality of the mirror plates and the plate mounting rather than the integration and alignment procedure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5168, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy, (29 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.504747
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Richard Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5168:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Oberto Citterio; Stephen L. O'Dell, Editor(s)

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