31 August 2009 Off-plane grating spectrometer for the International X-ray Observatory
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A dispersive spectrometer onboard the International X-ray Observatory (IXO) provides a method for high throughput and high spectral resolution at X-ray energies below 1 keV. An off-plane reflection grating array maximizes these capabilities. We present here a mature mechanical design that places the grating array on the spacecraft avionics bus 13.5 m away from the focal plane. In addition, we present the technology development plan for advancing the Technology Readiness Level to 6 for the Off-Plane X-ray Grating Spectrometer.
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Randall L. McEntaffer, Randall L. McEntaffer, Neil J. Murray, Neil J. Murray, Andrew Holland, Andrew Holland, Charles Lillie, Charles Lillie, Suzanne Casement, Suzanne Casement, Dean Dailey, Dean Dailey, Tim Johnson, Tim Johnson, Webster C. Cash, Webster C. Cash, Phillip H. Oakley, Phillip H. Oakley, Ted Schultz, Ted Schultz, David N. Burrows, David N. Burrows, "Off-plane grating spectrometer for the International X-ray Observatory", Proc. SPIE 7437, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IV, 74370H (31 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827980; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.827980


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