The CODEX sounding rocket payload

B. Zeiger, A. Shipley, W. Cash, T. Rogers, T. Schultz, Randall Lee McEntaffer, M. Kaiser

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Abstract

We present the CODEX sounding rocket payload, a soft x-ray (0.1-1.0 keV) spectrometer designed to observe diffuse high-surface brightness astronomical sources. The payload is composed of two modules, each with a 3.25° x 3.25° field of view defined by a stack of wire grids that block light not coming to a 3.0 m focus and admit only nearly-collimated light onto an array of 67 diffraction gratings in an off-plane mount. After a 2.0 m throw, the spectrum is detected by offset large-format gaseous electron multiplier (GEM) detectors. CODEX will target the Vela supernova remnant later this year to measure the temperature and abundances and to determine the contributions of various soft x-ray emission mechanisms to the remnant's energy budget; resulting spectra will have resolution (E/ΔE) ranging from 50 to 100 across the band. CODEX is the third-generation of similar payloads from the University of Colorado, with an increased bandpass, higher throughput, and a more robust mechanical structure than its predecessors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEUV and X-Ray Optics
Subtitle of host publicationSynergy Between Laboratory and Space II
Volume8076
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 14 2011
EventEUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy Between Laboratory and Space II - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Apr 20 2011Apr 21 2011

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OtherEUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy Between Laboratory and Space II
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period4/20/114/21/11

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Sounding rockets
sounding rockets
Soft X-ray
payloads
Electron multipliers
X rays
Diffraction Grating
Supernovae
Diffraction gratings
Brightness
Field of View
Spectrometer
High Throughput
Multiplier
Spectrometers
Luminance
energy budgets
Detector
Throughput
Wire

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Zeiger, B., Shipley, A., Cash, W., Rogers, T., Schultz, T., McEntaffer, R. L., & Kaiser, M. (2011). The CODEX sounding rocket payload. In EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy Between Laboratory and Space II (Vol. 8076). [80760S] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.887058
Zeiger, B. ; Shipley, A. ; Cash, W. ; Rogers, T. ; Schultz, T. ; McEntaffer, Randall Lee ; Kaiser, M. / The CODEX sounding rocket payload. EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy Between Laboratory and Space II. Vol. 8076 2011.
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Zeiger, B, Shipley, A, Cash, W, Rogers, T, Schultz, T, McEntaffer, RL & Kaiser, M 2011, The CODEX sounding rocket payload. in EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy Between Laboratory and Space II. vol. 8076, 80760S, EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy Between Laboratory and Space II, Prague, Czech Republic, 4/20/11. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.887058

The CODEX sounding rocket payload. / Zeiger, B.; Shipley, A.; Cash, W.; Rogers, T.; Schultz, T.; McEntaffer, Randall Lee; Kaiser, M.

EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy Between Laboratory and Space II. Vol. 8076 2011. 80760S.

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