24 July 2014 Qualification of silicon pore optics
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Abstract
Silicon Pore Optics (SPO) are the enabling technology for ESA’s second large class mission in the Cosmic Vision programme. As for every space hardware, a critical qualification process is required to verify the suitability of the SPO mirror modules surviving the launch loads and maintaining their performance in the space environment. We present recent design modifications to further strengthen the mounting system (brackets and dowel pins) against mechanical loads. The progress of a formal qualification test campaign with the new mirror module design is shown. We discuss mechanical and thermal limitations of the SPO technology and provide recommendations for the mission design of the next X-ray Space Observatory.
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Eric Wille, Eric Wille, Marcos Bavdaz, Marcos Bavdaz, Sebastiaan Fransen, Sebastiaan Fransen, Maximilien Collon, Maximilien Collon, Marcelo Ackermann, Marcelo Ackermann, Ramses Guenther, Ramses Guenther, Abdelhakim Chatbi, Abdelhakim Chatbi, Giuseppe Vacanti, Giuseppe Vacanti, Mark Vervest, Mark Vervest, Coen van Baren, Coen van Baren, Jeroen Haneveld, Jeroen Haneveld, Mark Olde Riekerink, Mark Olde Riekerink, Arenda Koelewijn, Arenda Koelewijn, Dirk Kampf, Dirk Kampf, Karl-Heinz Zuknik, Karl-Heinz Zuknik, Arnd Reutlinger, Arnd Reutlinger, "Qualification of silicon pore optics", Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91442H (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055950; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055950
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