1 February 1994 Conical foil x-ray telescope performance predictions for space astronomy applications
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In this paper, conical foil x-ray telescope technology is reviewed and performance predictions of the Danish Space Research Institute XSPECT telescope design are conducted. Analysis includes discussion of geometrical aberrations, diffraction effects, assembly and alignment errors, and optical fabrication errors. NASA's Optical Surface Analysis Code and Encircled Energy for Grazing incidence optics computer codes are used to predict geometrical performance and model degradation effects of residual surface irregularities. Results are incorporated into a system error budget and parametric image quality predictions are performed. Finally, a summary of image quality predictions and an evaluation of conical foil telescope technology for space astronomy applications are presented.
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William J. Gressler, James E. Harvey, "Conical foil x-ray telescope performance predictions for space astronomy applications", Proc. SPIE 2011, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics II, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167196; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.167196
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