Design and analysis of mirror modules for IXO and future X-ray telescopes

@article{McClelland2012DesignAA,
  title={Design and analysis of mirror modules for IXO and future X-ray telescopes},
  author={Ryan S. McClelland and Clemans A. Powell and Wei Zhang},
  journal={2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference},
  year={2012},
  pages={1-9}
}
Advancements in X-ray astronomy demand thin, light, and closely packed thin optics which lend themselves to segmentation of the annular mirrors and, in turn, a modular approach to the mirror design. The functionality requirements of such a mirror module are well understood. A baseline modular concept for the proposed International X-Ray Observatory (IXO… CONTINUE READING