The optomechanical design for the Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE)

Bridget C. O'Meara, Benjamin D. Donovan, James H. Tutt, Randall L. McEntaffer, Ted B. Schultz, Kim D. Allgood, Michael P. Biskach, Kai Wing Chan, John D. Kearney, James R. Mazzarella, Raul E. Riveros, Timo T. Saha, Michal Hlinka, Ai Numata, Peter Solly, William W. Zhang, Matthew R. Soman, Andrew D. Holland, Matthew R. Lewis, Karen HollandNeil J. Murray

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The Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE) is a sounding rocket payload designed to obtain a high-resolution soft X-ray spectrum of Capella. OGRE's optical system uses new technologies including state-of-the-art X-ray optics, custom arrays of reflection gratings, and an array of EM-CCDs. Many of these technologies will be tested for the first time in flight with OGRE. To achieve the high performance that these new technologies are capable of, the payload components must be properly aligned to meet high tolerances. This paper will outline OGRE's opto-mechanical design for achieving alignment within these tolerances. Specifically, the design of the X-ray grating arrays will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptomechanical Engineering 2019
EditorsKeith B. Doyle, Jonathan D. Ellis
ISBN (Electronic)9781510628939
StatePublished - 2019
EventOptomechanical Engineering 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 14 2019 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceOptomechanical Engineering 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/14/19 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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