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Optical instrument design of the high-energy x-ray probe (HEX-P)

Madsen, Kristin K. and Christensen, F. E. and Grefenstette, B. and Harrison, Fiona A. and Hornschemeier, Ann and Miyasaka, H. and Okajima, T. and Pike, S. and Saha, T. and Zhang, W. and Pivovaroff, M. and Vogel, J. and Descalle, M. and Broadway, D. and Gurgew, D. and Stern, D. and Ferreira, Desiree and Windt, D. (2018) Optical instrument design of the high-energy x-ray probe (HEX-P). In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10699. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 106996M. ISBN 9781510619517.

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The High-Energy X-ray Probe (HEX-P) is a probe-class next-generation high-energy X-ray mission concept that will vastly extend the reach of broadband X-ray observations. Studying the 2-200 keV energy range, HEXP has 40 times the sensitivity of any previous mission in the 10-80 keV band, and will be the first focusing instrument in the 80-200 keV band. A successor to the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), a NASA Small Explorer launched in 2012, HEX-P addresses key NASA science objectives, and will serve as an important complement to ESA’s L-class Athena mission. HEX-P will utilize multilayer coated X-ray optics, and in this paper we present the details of the optical design, and discuss the multilayer prescriptions necessary for the reflection of hard X-ray photons. We consider multiple module designs with the aim of investigating the tradeoff between high- and low-energy effective area, and review the technology development necessary to reach that goal within the next decade.

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Madsen, Kristin K.0000-0003-1252-4891
Christensen, F. E.0000-0001-5679-1946
Grefenstette, B.0000-0002-1984-2932
Harrison, Fiona A.0000-0003-2992-8024
Hornschemeier, Ann0000-0001-8667-2681
Miyasaka, H.0000-0002-8074-4186
Pike, S.0000-0002-8403-0041
Zhang, W.0000-0002-1426-9698
Stern, D.0000-0003-2686-9241
Ferreira, Desiree0000-0003-3243-9774
Additional Information:© 2018 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory, Astronomy Department
Subject Keywords:HEX-P, X-ray, Satellite
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:10699
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20180730-154711488
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Official Citation:Kristin K. Madsen, Fiona Harrison, D. Broadway, F. E. Christensen, M. Descalle, D. Ferreira, B. Grefenstette, D. Gurgew, A. Hornschemeier, H. Miyasaka, T. Okajima, S. Pike, M. Pivovaroff, T. Saha, D. Stern, J. Vogel, D. Windt, W. Zhang, "Optical instrument design of the high-energy x-ray probe (HEX-P)", Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 106996M (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314117;
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:30 Jul 2018 23:23
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