12 July 2008 IMaX opto-mechanical integration: the AIV process for a magnetograph
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IMaX current status is reported on. IMaX, the Imaging Magnetograph eXperiment developed for a Spanish consortium for the SUNRISE Mission, is a payload that will work simultaneously as a high sensitivity polarimeter, a high resolving spectral power, and a near diffraction limited imager. Once every mechanical element has been purchased, the assembly, integration, alignment and verification processes (AIV process) has been carried out successfully. After a brief description of the IMaX opto-mechanical elements that have been received, the integration sequence as well as the main results obtained during the AIV process are presented. Basically, AIV process consists on the opto-mechanical components assembly on the Optical Bench (OB), the optical elements assembly on the previously integrated optomechanics, the alignment and orientation of the opto-mechanical components, and the two-channels quality evaluation that allows to leave the opto-mechanical components ready for the cameras integration and IMaX performance tests characterization. Actually, the most relevant results related to the AIV process as well as the IMaX performance firsts tests are presented.
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Gonzalo Ramos Zapata, Luis Miguel González Fernandez, Antonio Sánchez Rodríguez, Carmen Pastor Santos, Alberto Álvarez-Herrero, "IMaX opto-mechanical integration: the AIV process for a magnetograph", Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 70104K (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790390; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790390
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