11 March 2003 MAXIM interferometer tolerances and tradeoffs
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MAXIM consists of thirty-two individual grazing incidence interferometer channels that act, in combination, like a high-resolution imaging telescope. In this paper, we will describe an optical design for Maxim and calculate principal optical tolerances. These tolerances offer advantages that make anticipated engineering challenges more soluble and affordable within the limitations of current technology. We also discuss key design tradeoffs that contribute to a preliminary tolerance budget.
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Ann F. Shipley, Webster C. Cash, Keith C. Gendreau, Dennis J. Gallagher, "MAXIM interferometer tolerances and tradeoffs", Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461172; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461172


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