4 May 2011 CODEX sounding rocket wire grid collimator design
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CODEX is a sounding rocket payload designed to operate in the soft x-ray (0.1-1.0 kV) regime. The instrument has a 3.25 degree square field of view that uses a one meter long wire grid collimator to create a beam that converges to a line in the focal plane. Wire grid collimator performance is directly correlated to the geometric accuracy of actual grid features and their relative locations. Utilizing a strategic combination of manufacturing and assembly techniques, this design is engineered for precision within the confines of a typical rocket budget. Expected resilience of the collimator under flight conditions is predicted by mechanical analysis.
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Ann Shipley, Ann Shipley, Ben Zeiger, Ben Zeiger, Thomas Rogers, Thomas Rogers, "CODEX sounding rocket wire grid collimator design", Proc. SPIE 8076, EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space II, 80760T (4 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887105; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.887105

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