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Optical design of the Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment

Donovan, Benjamin D.; McEntaffer, Randall L.; Tutt, James H.; Schultz, Ted B.; Holland, Karen; Biskach, Michael P.; Chan, Kai-Wing; Hlinka, Michal; Kearney, John D.; Mazzarella, James R.; McClelland, Ryan S.; Riveros, Raul E.; Saha, Timo T.; Zhang, William W.; Holland, Andrew D.; Lewis, Matthew R.; Soman, Matthew R. and Murray, Neil J. (2018). Optical design of the Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray (Proceedings of SPIE 10699), article no. 106993U.

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The Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE) is a soft X-ray spectroscopy suborbital rocket payload scheduled for launch in Q3 2020 from Wallops Flight Facility. The payload will serve as a testbed for several key technologies which can help achieve the desired performance increases for the next generation of X-ray spectrographs and other space-based missions: monocrystalline silicon X-ray mirrors developed at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, reflection gratings manufactured at The Pennsylvania State University, and electron-multiplying CCDs developed by the Open University and XCAM Ltd. With these three technologies, OGRE hopes to obtain the highest-resolution on-sky soft X-ray spectrum to date. We discuss the optical design of the OGRE payload.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
ISSN: 0277-786X
Extra Information: Originally presented at SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, 2018, Austin, Texas, US, 10-13 Jun 2018.
Keywords: optical design; X-ray spectroscopy; grating spectroscopy; diffraction gratings; X-ray optics
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Electronic Imaging (CEI)
Item ID: 58775
Depositing User: Matthew Soman
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2019 09:49
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 17:43
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