20 September 2007 Mechanical and thermal analysis of the spectroscopy x-ray telescopes for the Constellation-X mission
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Area and mass requirements for the Constellation-X Spectroscopy X-Ray Telescopes restrict the thickness of the mirror segment to below a mm. Requirement of angular resolution of 15" over the soft x-ray band implies that allowable optic deformation is sub-micrometer for these thin segments. These requirements place stringent constraint on the mounting, alignment and affixing of these mirror segments in both the metrology and integration processes. We present analyses and optimization of the Constellation-X mirrors under relevant mechanical and thermal environments.
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Kai-Wing Chan, Kai-Wing Chan, Jeffrey Bolognese, Jeffrey Bolognese, Timo Saha, Timo Saha, James Sturm, James Sturm, William Zhang, William Zhang, } "Mechanical and thermal analysis of the spectroscopy x-ray telescopes for the Constellation-X mission", Proc. SPIE 6688, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy III, 66881E (20 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737180; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.737180
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