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Technology development for the Constellation-X hard-x-ray telescope

Harrison, F. A. and Cook, W. R. and Christensen, F. E. and Citterio, O. and Craig, W. W. and Gehrels, N. and Gorenstein, P. and Grindlay, J. E. and Hailey, C. J. and Kroeger, R. A. and Kunieda, H. and Pareschi, G. and Parsons, A. M. and Petre, R. and Romaine, S. E. and Ramsey, B. D. and Tueller, J. and Ulmer, M. and Weisskopf, M. C. and Windt, D. W. (1999) Technology development for the Constellation-X hard-x-ray telescope. In: EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X. Proceedings of SPIE. No.3765. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 104-111. ISBN 9780819432513.

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In addition to high resolving power in the traditional x-ray band, the Constellation X-ray scientific goals require broad bandpass, with response extending to E ≳ 40 keV. To achieve this objective, Constellation-X will incorporate a hard x-ray telescope (HXT) based on depth graded multilayer- coated grazing incidence optics and position-sensitive solid state detectors. This paper describes the HXT performance requires, provides an overview of the HXT optics and detector technology development efforts, and present example designs.

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Additional Information:© 1999 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory
Subject Keywords:Hard X-ray Telescopes, X-ray Optics, Multilayers, Hard X-ray Detectors, X-ray Missions
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:3765
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Official Citation:Fiona A. Harrison, Walter R. Cook, Finn Erland Christensen, Oberto Citterio, William W. Craig, Neil A. Gehrels, Paul Gorenstein, Jonathan E. Grindlay, Charles J. Hailey, Richard A. Kroeger, Hideyo Kunieda, Giovanni Pareschi, Ann M. Parsons, Robert Petre, Suzanne E. Romaine, Brian D. Ramsey, Jack Tueller, Melville P. Ulmer, Martin C. Weisskopf, David L. Windt, "Technology development for the Constellation-X hard-x-ray telescope", Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366492;
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