Off-plane x-ray grating spectrometer for the international x-ray observatory

Randall L. McEntaffer, Neil J. Murray, Andrew Holland, Chuck Lillie, Suzanne Casement, Dean Dailey, Tim Johnson, Webster Cash, Phil Oakley

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEUV and X-Ray Optics
Subtitle of host publicationSynergy between Laboratory and Space
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
EventEUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Apr 20 2009Apr 22 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7360
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherEUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period4/20/094/22/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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