The Chandra High Energy Transmission Grating: Design, Fabrication, Ground Calibration and Five Years in Flight
Author(s)Canizares, Claude R.; Davis, John E.; Dewey, Dan; Flanagan, Kathryn A.; Galton, Eugene B.; Huenemoerder, David P.; Ishibashi, Kazunori; Markert, Thomas H.; McGuirk, Michael; Schattenburg, Mark Lee; Schulz, Norbert S.; Smith, Henry Ignatius; Wise, Michael; Marshall, Herman; ... Show more Show less
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Details of the design, fabrication, and ground and flight calibration of the High Energy Transmission Grating (HETG) on the Chandra X‐Ray Observatory are presented after 5 years of flight experience. Specifics include the theory of phased transmission gratings as applied to the HETG, the Rowland design of the spectrometer, details of the grating fabrication techniques, and the results of ground testing and calibration of the HETG. For nearly 6 years the HETG has operated essentially as designed, although it has presented some subtle flight calibration effects.
Departmentdelete; Lincoln Laboratory; MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
University of Chicago Press, The
Canizares, Claude R. et al. “The Chandra High‐Energy Transmission Grating: Design, Fabrication, Ground Calibration, and 5 Years in Flight.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 117.836 (2005): 1144–1171.
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