Invited article: First flight in space of a wide-field-of-view soft x-ray imager using lobster-eye optics: Instrument description and initial flight results

Michael R. Collier, F. Scott Porter, David G. Sibeck, Jenny A. Carter, Meng P. Chiao, Dennis J. Chornay, Thomas E. Cravens, Massimiliano Galeazzi, John W. Keller, Dimitra Koutroumpa, Joseph Kujawski, Kip Kuntz, Andy M. Read, Ina P. Robertson, Steve Sembay, Steven L. Snowden, Nicholas Thomas, Youaraj Uprety, Brian M. Walsh

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Abstract

We describe the development, launch into space, and initial results from a prototype wide field-of-view soft X-ray imager that employs lobster-eye optics and targets heliophysics, planetary, and astrophysics science. The sheath transport observer for the redistribution of mass is the first instrument using this type of optics launched into space and provides proof-of-concept for future flight instruments capable of imaging structures such as the terrestrial cusp, the entire dayside magnetosheath from outside the magnetosphere, comets, the Moon, and the solar wind interaction with planetary bodies like Venus and Mars [Kuntz et al., Astrophys. J. (in press)].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number071301
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume86
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

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Image sensors
field of view
Optics
flight
flight instruments
optics
Magnetosphere
X rays
Astrophysics
magnetosheath
Solar wind
Venus (planet)
Moon
Beam plasma interactions
moon
comets
cusps
sheaths
magnetospheres
mars

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Invited article : First flight in space of a wide-field-of-view soft x-ray imager using lobster-eye optics: Instrument description and initial flight results. / Collier, Michael R.; Porter, F. Scott; Sibeck, David G.; Carter, Jenny A.; Chiao, Meng P.; Chornay, Dennis J.; Cravens, Thomas E.; Galeazzi, Massimiliano; Keller, John W.; Koutroumpa, Dimitra; Kujawski, Joseph; Kuntz, Kip; Read, Andy M.; Robertson, Ina P.; Sembay, Steve; Snowden, Steven L.; Thomas, Nicholas; Uprety, Youaraj; Walsh, Brian M.

In: Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 86, No. 7, 071301, 01.07.2015.

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Collier, MR, Porter, FS, Sibeck, DG, Carter, JA, Chiao, MP, Chornay, DJ, Cravens, TE, Galeazzi, M, Keller, JW, Koutroumpa, D, Kujawski, J, Kuntz, K, Read, AM, Robertson, IP, Sembay, S, Snowden, SL, Thomas, N, Uprety, Y & Walsh, BM 2015, 'Invited article: First flight in space of a wide-field-of-view soft x-ray imager using lobster-eye optics: Instrument description and initial flight results', Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 86, no. 7, 071301. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4927259
Collier, Michael R. ; Porter, F. Scott ; Sibeck, David G. ; Carter, Jenny A. ; Chiao, Meng P. ; Chornay, Dennis J. ; Cravens, Thomas E. ; Galeazzi, Massimiliano ; Keller, John W. ; Koutroumpa, Dimitra ; Kujawski, Joseph ; Kuntz, Kip ; Read, Andy M. ; Robertson, Ina P. ; Sembay, Steve ; Snowden, Steven L. ; Thomas, Nicholas ; Uprety, Youaraj ; Walsh, Brian M. / Invited article : First flight in space of a wide-field-of-view soft x-ray imager using lobster-eye optics: Instrument description and initial flight results. In: Review of Scientific Instruments. 2015 ; Vol. 86, No. 7.
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