AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 6 X-ray and Gamma Ray Space Missions and Technology
Poster, Monday, January 10, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[6.04] An Error Budget for the Generation X Telescope

R.S. Polidan, J.W. Arenberg (Northrop Grumman)

A telescope level error budget for the Generation X telescope will be presented. The budget will include terms for the intramodule alignment as well as the alignment of the mirror assembly to the focal plane. The contributions from the aspect determination system are also be included. System alignment and performance parameters are represented by probability distributions. Use of this probabilistic method allows for prediction of the most likely image quality parameterized in terms of alignment requirements.

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