9 August 1979 Influence Of Alignment And Surface Defects On The Performance Of X-Ray Telescopes
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Proceedings Volume 0184, Space Optics Imaging X-Ray Optics Workshop; (1979) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957453
Event: 1979 Huntsville Technical Symposium, 1979, Huntsville, United States
The effects of misalignment and surface deformations on the image quality of a grazing incidence telescope with six nested subsystems are investigated. The axial rms-spot size serves as a measure for the image quality. The surface deformations are simulated by ellipsoidal and sinusoidal deviations from the ideal surface. Misalignments are tilts, decenters, and despaces of the individual elements. The effects of each type of defect are analyzed in a single two-element system. The full nested system is then analyzed in the presence of all possible defects on all 12 elements, whereby the magnitude of the defects is randomized within a given upper limit.
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Dietrich Korsch, Dietrich Korsch, Charles L. Wyman, Charles L. Wyman, L. Mike Perry, L. Mike Perry, "Influence Of Alignment And Surface Defects On The Performance Of X-Ray Telescopes", Proc. SPIE 0184, Space Optics Imaging X-Ray Optics Workshop, (9 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957453; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957453


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