21 January 1993 VETA x-ray data acquisition and control system
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We describe the X-ray Data Acquisition and Control System (XDACS) used together with the X-ray Detection System (XDS) to characterize the X-ray image during testing of the AXAF P1/H1 mirror pair at the MSFC X-ray Calibration Facility. A variety of X-ray data were acquired, analyzed and archived during the testing including: mirror alignment, encircled energy, effective area, point spread function, system housekeeping and proportional counter window uniformity data. The system architecture is presented with emphasis placed on key features that include a layered UNIX tool approach, dedicated subsystem controllers, real-time X-window displays, flexibility in combining tools, network connectivity and system extensibility. The VETA test data archive is also described.
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Roger J. V. Brissenden, Mark T. Jones, Malin Ljungberg, Dan T. Nguyen, John B. Roll, "VETA x-ray data acquisition and control system", Proc. SPIE 1742, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy and Projection Lithography, (21 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140599; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.140599
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Data archive systems

X-rays

Data acquisition

Mirrors

Control systems

Network architectures

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