20 September 2007 Mounting and alignment of full-shell replicated x-ray optics
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We are developing grazing-incidence x-ray optics for astronomy. The optics are full-cylinder mirror shells fabricated using electroformed-nickel replication off super-polished mandrels. For space-based applications where weight is at a premium, very-thin-walled, light-weight mirrors are required. Such shells have been fabricated at MSFC with < 15 arcsec resolution. The challenge, however, is to preserve this resolution during mounting and assembly. We present here a status report on a mounting and alignment system currently under development at Marshall Space Flight Center to meet this challenge.
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Mikhail Gubarev, Mikhail Gubarev, William Arnold, William Arnold, Carl Benson, Carl Benson, Thomas Kester, Thomas Kester, David Lehner, David Lehner, Brian Ramsey, Brian Ramsey, Ryan Upton, Ryan Upton, } "Mounting and alignment of full-shell replicated x-ray optics", Proc. SPIE 6688, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy III, 66881F (20 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.735832; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.735832


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