Thin substrate grating array for sounding rocket and satellite payloads

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Abstract

This paper presents critical engineering aspects of a grating array for a sub-orbital rocket payload to make spectral observations in the soft X-ray regime. The off-plane grating mount is a natural solution to maximize throughput and resolution in the 1/4 keV to 1 keV range while minimizing envelope and mass. Replicated radial groove gratings are matched to the convergence angle of the telescope beam to limit aberrations. These lightweight gratings are mounted and aligned in an array which is not only efficient for rocket payloads, but can also be made suitable for the X-ray Grating Spectrometer on Constellation X.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008
Subtitle of host publicationUltraviolet to Gamma Ray
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Marseille, France
Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 28 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7011
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period6/23/086/28/08

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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