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Development of an X-ray tube for planetary instruments

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Development of an X-ray tube for planetary instruments
We will mate a HVPS from Battel Eng. with an XRT from RÖNTGEN-TECHNIK WARRIKHOFF (RTW). We will test and evaluate XRT prototypes for XRD/XRF, and develop a high-TRL X-ray source design. Next steps include improving XRT design and refining flight XRT controller and HVPS (proposal to PICASSO or MatISSE). The X-ray source design will be included in the MapX Europa Lander proposal to be submitted later this year (est. AO release Aug., 2017). More »

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