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Calibration of the Thin Film Filters to be Used on the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite
Author(s): John Vallerga; O. H. W. Siegmund; Elaine Everman; Patrick Jelinsky
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Paper Abstract

The methods of calibrating the filters used on the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) astronomical satellite are described. EUVE will conduct the first all-sky survey in the entire EUV band (68Å-912Å). The filters determine 4 spectral bands in the survey telescopes and act as order filters in the spectrometer telescope. The four flight filter types used are: Lexan/Boron, Aluminum/Carbon, Indium/Tin, and Titanium/Antimony. The measurement of the filters' transmission properties from the soft x-ray to the far UV using a grazing incidence monochromator is discussed. Three radiation sources are used: a hollow cathode discharge source, a continuous discharge Penning source, and a Henke type target x-ray tube. A particle ingress test to determine the ability of the filters to inhibit energetic particles in earth orbit from entering the detector and increasing the background is described. Other filter tests include lifetesting in different storage and operating environments to measure the filters' transmission stability. Problems encountered in calibrating these four filter types are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0689, X-Ray Calibration: Techniques, Sources, and Detectors, (12 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936576
Show Author Affiliations
John Vallerga, University of California (United States)
O. H. W. Siegmund, University of California (United States)
Elaine Everman, University of California (United States)
Patrick Jelinsky, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0689:
X-Ray Calibration: Techniques, Sources, and Detectors
Ping Lee; Paul D. Rockett, Editor(s)

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