Description of the FAR_XITE (Fine angular resolution X-ray imaging telescope, `far-sight') optics and science objectives: An update

M. P. Ulmer*, R. Rothschild, R. Altkorn, D. Gruber, W. A. Heindl, P. Hink, K. Slavis, A. Krieger, J. Matteson, James R. Wilson, A. Madan, M. Graham, D. C. Mancini, Y. Chu, R. Staubert

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Abstract

The FAR_XITE is a proposed balloon payload. After a test flight, our initial goal is to fly 10 nested mirror modules, but then even more modules can be added until the mass limit of the pointing system and balloon gondola are reached. These limits are yet to be determined. In our design, Wolter I mirrors are coated with multilayers that allow FAR_XITE to reach 100 keV with better than 1 arc minute angular resolution. We summarize the science objectives, optical design and specifications that were previously reported, and present our recent results of advances in X-ray mirror and detector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-649
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4012
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
EventX-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III - Munich, Ger
Duration: Mar 27 2000Mar 29 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Ulmer, M. P., Rothschild, R., Altkorn, R., Gruber, D., Heindl, W. A., Hink, P., Slavis, K., Krieger, A., Matteson, J., Wilson, J. R., Madan, A., Graham, M., Mancini, D. C., Chu, Y., & Staubert, R. (2000). Description of the FAR_XITE (Fine angular resolution X-ray imaging telescope, `far-sight') optics and science objectives: An update. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 4012, 639-649.