San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
11 - 15 August 2019
Conference 11118
UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XXI
Sunday - Tuesday 11 - 13 August 2019
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Program Committee
  • Brian T. Fleming, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
  • Kevin C. France, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
  • Jessica A. Gaskin, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
  • James C. Green, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)

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Sunday 11 August Show All Abstracts
Session 1:
UV and X-Ray Sensors I
Sunday 11 August 2019
8:30 AM - 10:10 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 15B
Session Chair:
Daniel A. Schwartz, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Towards megapixel-class germanium charge-coupled devices for broadband x-ray detectors
Paper 11118-1
Time: 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
Author(s): Christopher W. Leitz, Mike Zhu, Steven Rabe, Barry E. Burke, Douglas Young, Daniel M. O'Mara, Ilya Prigozhin, Kevin K. Ryu, Michael J. Cooper, Robert K. Reich, Kay Johnson, Matthew T. Cook, Corey Stull, Scott Zarr, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
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Event-driven detectors for soft x-ray astronomy
Paper 11118-2
Time: 8:50 AM - 9:10 AM
Author(s): David N. Burrows, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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Proton radiation damage experiment on an x-ray hybrid CMOS detector
Paper 11118-3
Time: 9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Author(s): Evan Bray, David N. Burrows, Abraham D. Falcone, Mitchell Wages, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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Efficient screening of through-silicon-via (TSV) ASICs for CZT x-ray imaging detectors
Paper 11118-4
Time: 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Author(s): Daniel E. Violette, Branden E. Allen, JaeSub E. Hong, Jonathan Grindlay, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
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Developing monolithic CMOS detectors for use as x-ray imaging spectrometers
Paper 11118-5
Time: 9:50 AM - 10:10 AM
Author(s): Almus T. Kenter, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
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Coffee Break 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Session 2:
UV Missions and Technology I
Sunday 11 August 2019
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 15B
Session Chair:
Michael W. Davis, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
The Solar-C_EUVST mission
Paper 11118-6
Time: 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Author(s): Toshifumi Shimizu, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Shinsuke Imada, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Tomoko Kawate, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Kiyoshi Ichimoto, Kyoto Univ. (Japan); Yoshinori Suematsu, Hirohisa Hara, Yukio Katsukawa, Masahito Kubo, Shin Toriumi, Tetsuya Watanabe, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan); Takaaki Yokoyama, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Clarence M. Korendyke, Harry P. Warren, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States); Ted D. Tarbell, Bart De Pontieu, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. (United States); Luca Teriaca, Udo H. Schühle, Sami K. Solanki, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung (Germany); Louise K. Harra, Mullard Space Science Lab., Univ. College London (United Kingdom); Sarah A. Matthews, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom); Andrzej Fludra, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom); Frédéric Auchère, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France); Vincenzo Andretta, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (Italy); Giampiero Naletto, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy); Andrei N. Zhukov, Royal Observatory of Belgium (Belgium)
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The extreme-ultraviolet stellar characterization for atmospheric physics and evolution (ESCAPE) mission concept
Paper 11118-7
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Author(s): Kevin C. France, Brian T. Fleming, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States); Jeremy J. Drake, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); James P. Mason, Allison Youngblood, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Vincent Bourrier, Observatoire de Genève (Switzerland); Luca Fossati, Institut für Weltraumforschung (Austria); Cynthia S. Froning, McDonald Observatory, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States); Tommi Koskinen, LPL (United States); Nicholas E. Kruczek, Lab. for Atmospheric and Space Physics (United States); Sarah Lipscy, Ball Aerospace (United States); Randall M. McEntaffer, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States); Suzanne Romaine, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States); Erik Wilkinson, Ball Aerospace (United States)
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Programmable microshutter selection masks in application to UV spectroscopy
Paper 11118-8
Time: 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Author(s): Alexander S. Kutyrev, Mathew Greenhouse, Mary J. Li, Samuel H. Moseley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Regis P. Brekosky, SGT, Inc. (United States); Stephan R. McCandliss, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States); Lance H. Oh, SGT, Inc. (United States)
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Lunch Break 11:40 AM - 1:30 PM
Session 3:
Suborbital and CubeSat Experiments I
Sunday 11 August 2019
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 15B
Session Chair:
Keri Hoadley, Caltech (United States)
Soft x-ray polarimetry with the REDSoX Polarimeter and beyond
Paper 11118-9
Time: 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Author(s): Herman L. Marshall, Alan Garner, Sarah N. Heine, Norbert S. Schulz, Ralf K. Heilmann, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States); Brian D. Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); David L. Windt, Reflective X-Ray Optics LLC (United States)
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The rocket for extended x-ray spectroscopy
Paper 11118-11
Time: 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Author(s): Drew M. Miles, Randall M. McEntaffer, James H. Tutt, Ted B. Schultz, Bridget C. O'Meara, Joseph Weston, Ross McCurdy, Fabien Grise, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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The focal plane camera for TREXS
Paper 11118-10
Time: 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Author(s): James H. Tutt, Drew M. Miles, Randall M. McEntaffer, Bridget C. O'Meara, Tyler B. Anderson, Matthew Weiss, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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Flight camera package design, calibration, and performance for the WRX rocket mission
Paper 11118-12
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Author(s): Mitchell Wages, Samuel V. Hull, Abraham D. Falcone, Tyler B. Anderson, Maria McQuaide, Evan Bray, Tanmoy Chattopadhyay, David N. Burrows, Randall M. McEntaffer, Drew M. Miles, James H. Tutt, Ted B. Schultz, Christopher R. Hillman, Daniel Yastishock, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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SEEJ: Smallsat Exploration of the Exospheres of hot Jupiters
Paper 11118-13
Time: 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Author(s): Scott J. Wolk, Suzanne Romaine, JaeSub E. Hong, Almus T. Kenter, Christopher S. Moore, Jeremy J. Drake, Vinay L. Kashyap, Martin E. Elvis, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Bruce M. Wiegmann, Jared A. Dervan, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Coffee Break 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Session 4:
UV and X-Ray Sensors II
Sunday 11 August 2019
3:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 15B
Session Chair:
Camden Ertley, Incom, Inc. (United States)
Electrical characterization of prototype DEPFET detectors for Athena's Wide Field Imager
Paper 11118-14
Time: 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Author(s): Michael Bonholzer, Robert Andritschke, Valentin Emberger, Norbert Meidinger, Johannes Müller-Seidlitz, Wolfgang Treberspurg, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
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Small-pixel hybrid CMOS x-ray detectors: a candidate for the high-definition x-ray imager on Lynx
Paper 11118-15
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Author(s): Samuel V. Hull, Abraham D. Falcone, Evan Bray, Mitchell Wages, David N. Burrows, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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Performance Kyoto's x-ray astronomy SOI pixel sensor in the event-driven readout mode
Paper 11118-16
Time: 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Author(s): Takeshi Go Tsuru, Takaaki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Uchida, Soudai Harada, Tomoyuki Okuno, Kazuho Kayama, Yuki Amano, Hideki Hayashi, Katsuhiro Tachibana, Kyoto Univ. (Japan); Ayaki Takeda, Koji Mori, Yusuke Nishioka, Kohei Fukuda, Univ. of Miyazaki (Japan); Takayoshi Kohmura, Kouichi Hagino, Kousuke Negishi, Kenji Oono, Keigo Yarita, Tokyo Univ. of Science (Japan); Yasuo Arai, Ikuo Kurachi, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, KEK (Japan); Shoji Kawahito, Keiichiro Kagawa, Keita Yasutomi, Sumeet Shrestha, Shunta Nakanishi, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan); Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ. (Japan); Junko S. Hiraga, Kwansei Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
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Strontium iodide radiation instrumentation II (SIRI-2)
Paper 11118-17
Time: 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Author(s): Lee Mitchell, Bernard F. Phlips, Richard S. Woolf, Theodore T. Finne, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States); Neil Johnson, Praxis, Inc. (United States)
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Sunday Evening Plenary Session
Sunday 11 August 2019
6:00 PM - 7:25 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 6A

6:00 pm to 6:05 pm: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Accelerating science: how AI and cloud computing can boost scientific progress (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11139-201
Time: 6:05 PM - 6:45 PM
Author(s): Massimo Mascaro, Google Cloud (United States)
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LISA: observing gravitational waves from Space (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11115-202
Time: 6:45 PM - 7:25 PM
Author(s): Martin Gehler, European Space Agency (France)
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Monday 12 August Show All Abstracts
Session 5:
Decadal Large Mission Concepts and Technology I: Joint Session with Conferences 11115, 11116, 11117, and 11118
Monday 12 August 2019
8:20 AM - 10:20 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 10
Session Chair:
Allison A. Barto, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Lynx X-Ray Observatory: the Universe revealed
Paper 11118-18
Time: 8:20 AM - 8:40 AM
Author(s): Marshall W. Bautz, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States)
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The Lynx X-ray Observatory: revealing the invisible universe
Paper 11118-19
Time: 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Author(s): Daniel A. Schwartz, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr for Astrophysics (United States); Alexey Vikhlinin, Harvey Tananbaum, Mark Freeman, Grant Tremblay, Eric D. Schwartz, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States); Jessica A. Gaskin, Douglas Swartz, Karen Gelmis, Kevin S. McCarley, Alexandra Dominguez, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx)
Paper 11115-21
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Author(s): Scott Gaudi, The Ohio State Univ. (United States); Sara Seager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); Bertrand Mennesson, Alina Kiessling, Keith Warfield, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Technology maturity update for the Habitable-zone Exoplanet Imaging Observatory (HabEx) concept
Paper 11115-22
Time: 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Author(s): Rhonda M. Morgan, Keith Warfield, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); H. Philip Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Gary Kuan, Bertrand Mennesson, Shouleh Nikzad, Alireza Azizi, Bala Balasubramanian, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Dimitri Mawet, Caltech (United States); David C. Redding, Eugene Serabyn, Stuart Shaklan, John J. Hennessy, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Steve Warwick, Northrup Grumman Corp. (United States)
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Telling the story of life in the cosmos: The LUVOIR telescope concepts
Paper 11115-23
Time: 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Author(s): Aki Roberge, Matthew R. Bolcar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Kevin France, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
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The Large UV/Optical/Infrared (LUVOIR) surveyor: engineering design and technology overview
Paper 11115-24
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Author(s): Matthew R. Bolcar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Coffee Break 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
Session 6:
Decadal Large Mission Concepts and Technology II: Joint Session with Conferences 11115, 11116, 11117, and 11118
Monday 12 August 2019
10:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 10
Session Chairs:
Tony B. Hull, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States) ;
Stuart B. Shaklan, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
The Origins Space Telescope
Paper 11115-25
Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
Author(s): David T. Leisawitz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Large ultra-stable telescope system study
Paper 11115-27
Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Author(s): Laura E. Coyle, J. S. Knight, Ball Aerospace (United States); Laurent Pueyo, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Jonathan W. Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States); Anthony Marcel Bluth, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (United States); Matthew East, Harris Corp. (United States); Kevin Patton, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (United States); Matthew R. Bolcar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Dynamic wavefront error and line-of-sight performance predictions for the 15-meter segmented Large Ultraviolet/Optical/Infrared Surveyor (LUVOIR) with non-contact vibration isolation
Paper 11115-28
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Author(s): Larry D. Dewell, Alison A. Nordt, Ankur Chopra, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States); Matthew R. Bolcar, Julie A. Crooke, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Michael S. Jacoby, Kiarash Tajdaran, Torben B. Andersen, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
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Open letter to future flagship designers
Paper 11115-29
Time: 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Author(s): Jonathan W. Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States); Allison Barto, Ball Aerospace (United States)
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Lunch Break 12:10 PM - 1:40 PM
Session 7:
UV and X-Ray Sensors III
Monday 12 August 2019
1:40 PM - 3:40 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 15B
Session Chair:
Brian T. Fleming, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
Developments in large-area flat panel photodetectors with ALD glass capillary array microchannel plates
Paper 11118-20
Time: 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Author(s): Camden Ertley, Alexey V. Lyashenko, Bernhard W. Adams, Till Cremer, Michael J. Minot, Mark A. Popecki, William A. Worstell, Michael R. Foley, Michael E. Stochaj, Cole J. Hamel, Melvin Aviles, Incom, Inc. (United States); Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
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Recent developments on next-generation microchannel plates for particle identification applications
Paper 11118-21
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Author(s): Till Cremer, Bernhard W. Adams, Melvin Aviles, Camden Ertley, Michael R. Foley, Alexey V. Lyashenko, Michael J. Minot, Mark A. Popecki, Michael E. Stochaj, Incom, Inc. (United States); Anil U. Mane, Jeffrey W. Elam, Max Gebhard, Argonne National Lab. (United States); Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
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UV imaging detectors with high performance microchannel plates
Paper 11118-22
Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Author(s): Oswald H. W. Siegmund, John V. Vallerga, Nathan T. Darling, Travis L. Curtis, Jason B. McPhate, Jeffrey S. Hull, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States); Till Cremer, Incom (United States); Camden Ertley, Incom, Inc. (United States); Michael Foley, Michael Minot, Incom (United States); Gillean Graves, catriana Paw U, Casey Vo, Space Sciences Lab. (United States)
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In-flight performance of a 200mm x 200mm microchannel plate detector
Paper 11118-23
Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Author(s): James C. Green, Nicholas J. Nell, Nicholas Erickson, Brian T. Fleming, Kevin C. France, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States); Adrian Martin, Oswald H. W. Siegmund, John V. Vallerga, Sensor Sciences, LLC (United States)
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Life testing of conventional and atomic layer deposition functionalized microchannel plates
Paper 11118-24
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Author(s): Jason B. McPhate, Nathan T. Darling, Travis L. Curtis, Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States); Camden Ertley, Incom, Inc. (United States)
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Bench and thermal vacuum testing of the JUICE-UVS microchannel plate detector system
Paper 11118-25
Time: 3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
Author(s): Michael W. Davis, Southwest Research Institute (United States); Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Sensor Sciences, LLC (United States); George R. Gladstone, Southwest Research Institute (United States); Adrian Martin, Sensor Sciences, LLC (United States); Philippa M. Molyneux, Kurt D. Retherford, Todd J. Veach, Southwest Research Institute (United States); John V. Vallerga, Sensor Sciences, LLC (United States)
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Coffee Break 3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Session 8:
Suborbital and CubeSat Experiments II
Monday 12 August 2019
4:10 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 15B
Session Chair:
James C. Green, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
The Dual-channel Extreme Ultraviolet Continuum Experiment: Sounding rocket EUV observations of local B stars to determine their potential for supplying intergalactic ionizing radiation
Paper 11118-27
Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
Author(s): Nicholas Erickson, James C. Green, Kevin C. France, John T. Stocke, Nicholas J. Nell, Brian T. Fleming, Emily Witt, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
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High-sensitivity far-ultraviolet imaging spectroscopy with the SPRITE Cubesat
Paper 11118-29
Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Author(s): Brian T. Fleming, Kevin C. France, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States); John Hennessy, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States); Manuel A. Quijada, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Stephan R. McCandliss, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States); John O'Meara, W. M. Keck Observatory (United States); Jason Tumlinson, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Anne Jaskot, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst (United States); Ravi Sankrit, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States); Sanchayeeta Borthakur, Arizona State Univ. (United States); Michael Rutkowski, Minnesota State Univ., Mankato (United States)
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The Colorado ultraviolet transit experiment (CUTE): optical performance and assembly progress
(Canceled)
Paper 11118-26
Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
Author(s):
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The assembly, calibration, and laboratory performance of the SISTINE sounding rocket payload
(Canceled)
Paper 11118-28
Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
Author(s):
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Session PMon:
Posters-Monday
Monday 12 August 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Hall A

Conference attendees are invited to attend the poster session on Monday evening. Come view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field. Registration badges are required for entry.

Poster Setup: Monday 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
View poster presentation guidelines and set-up instructions at
http://spie.org/OPPosterGuidelines
Insight-HXMT science operations
Paper 11118-46
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Shumei Jia, Xiang Ma, Yue Huang, Jinlu Qu, Liming Song, Institute of High Energy Physics (China)
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Design progress on the Lynx soft x-ray critical angle grating spectrometer
Paper 11118-47
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Hans Moritz Günther, Ralf K. Heilmann, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States)
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Instrument progress of solar hard x-ray imager onboard ASO-S mission
Paper 11118-48
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Zhe Zhang, Jian Wu, Yiming Hu, Tao Ma, Dengyi Chen, Jianhua Guo, Yan Zhang, Mingsheng Cai, Yongqiang Zhang, Yongyi Huang, Xiaoyan Peng, Purple Mountain Observatory (China)
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HXI collimator on board ASO-S mission
Paper 11118-49
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Dengyi Chen, Zhe Zhang, Yiming Hu, Purple Mountain Observatory (China); Jianping Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China); Guangzhou Xu, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China); Tao Ma, Jianhua Guo, Purple Mountain Observatory (China)
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The GECAM mission and its science operations
Paper 11118-50
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Xiang Ma, Institute of High Energy Physics (China)
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Timepix: Influence of temperature and vacuum on equalisation of x-ray detector and its verification
Paper 11118-52
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Martin Urban, Ondrej Nentvich, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic); Daniela Doubravova, ADVACAM s.r.o. (Czech Republic); Ondrej Petr, Rigaku Innovative Technologies Europe s.r.o. (Czech Republic); Adolf J. Inneman, Rene Hudec, Ladislav Sieger, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
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Mechanical and thermal design for spectrometer of hard x-ray imager onboard ASO-S mission
Paper 11118-53
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Yiming Hu, Dengyi Chen, Zhe Zhang, Yan Zhang, Purple Mountain Observatory (China)
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Crystal Eye: a wide sight on the Universe looking for the electromagnetic counterpart of gravitational waves
Paper 11118-54
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Felicia Carla Tiziana Barbato, Giancarlo Barbarino, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy); Alfonso Boiano, Riccardo de Asmundis, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy); Fabio Garufi, Fausto Guarino, Riccardo Guida, Fabrizio Renno, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy); Antonio Vanzanella, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
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Analysis of the cost, schedule, and risk for Lynx mirror assembly production
Paper 11118-57
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Jonathan W. Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States); William W. Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Applied machine learning to improve IXPE sensitivity
Paper 11118-58
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): James F. Steiner, Herman L. Marshall, Kevin Shi, Bruce Tidor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); Lawrence Peirson, Stanford Univ. (United States)
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Characterization of FOXSI sounding rocket hard x-ray detectors using Advanced Light Source at Berkeley
Paper 11118-59
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): P. Subramania Athiray, Juliana Vievering, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States); Alastair A. MacDowell, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States); Lindsay Glesener, Connor O'Brien, Lance Davis, Sophie Musset, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States); Juan Camilo Buitrago-Casas, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States); Jessie Duncan, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States); Shin-nosuke Ishikawa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Tadayuki Takahashi, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan); Shin Watanabe, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Noriyuki Narukage, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan); Kento Furukawa, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan); Kouichi Hagino, Tokyo Univ. of Science (Japan); Sasha Courtade, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States); Steven Christe, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Säm Krucker, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States), Fachhochschule NordWestschweiz (Switzerland); Daniel F. Ryan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
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Concept study of Solar-C_EUVST optical design
Paper 11118-60
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Tomoko Kawate, Toshifumi Shimizu, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Shinsuke Imada, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Toshihiro Tsuzuki, Yukio Katsukawa, Hirohisa Hara, Yoshinori Suematsu, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan); Kiyoshi Ichimoto, Kyoto Univ. (Japan); Harry P. Warren, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States); Luca Teriaca, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung (Germany); Clarence M. Korendyke, Charles M. Brown, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
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Development of Solar-C_EUVST structural design
Paper 11118-61
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Yoshinori Suematsu, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan); Toshifumi Shimizu, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Hirohisa Hara, Yukio Katsukawa, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan); Tomoko Kawate, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Kiyoshi Ichimoto, Kyoto Univ. (Japan); Shinsuke Imada, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
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Thin aluminum/polyimide optical blocking filter study for the Lynx x-ray mission
Paper 11118-62
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Ben Zeiger, Luxel Corp. (United States); Charles Tarrio, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States); Travis Ayers, Luxel Corp. (United States)
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Tuesday 13 August Show All Abstracts
Session 9:
X-Ray Missions and Technology
Tuesday 13 August 2019
8:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 15B
Session Chair:
Brian T. Fleming, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
The Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE): technical overview II
Paper 11118-30
Time: 8:10 AM - 8:30 AM
Author(s): Stephen L. O'Dell, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Primo Attinà, INAF Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino (Italy); Luca Baldini, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Pisa (Italy), Univ. di Pisa (Italy); Mattia Barbanera, Ronaldo Bellazzini, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Pisa (Italy); Jeff Bladt, Ball Aerospace (United States); Alessandro Brez, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Pisa (Italy); Elisabetta Cavazzuti, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy); Saverio Citraro, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Pisa (Italy); Enrico Costa, INAF Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy); William D. Deininger, Ball Aerospace (United States); Ettore Del Monte, INAF Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy); Niccolò Di Lalla, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Pisa (Italy); Ronald F. Elsner, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Sergio Fabiani, Riccardo Ferrazzoli, INAF Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy); Larry Guy, William Kalinowski, Ball Aerospace (United States); Victoria M. Kaspi, McGill Univ. (Canada); Anthony R. Kelley, Jeffrey J. Kolodziejczak, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Luca Latronico, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Torino (Italy); Leonardo Lucchesi, Alberto Manfreda, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Pisa (Italy); Herman L. Marshall, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States); James Masciarelli, Ball Aerospace (United States); Giorgio Matt, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tre (Italy); Massimo Minuti, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Pisa (Italy); Fabio Muleri, INAF Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy); Hikmat Nasimi, Alessio Nuti, Leonardo Orsini, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Pisa (Italy); Darren Osborne, Univ. of Colorado (United States); Matteo Perri, INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy), ASI Space Science Data Center (Italy); Melissa Pesce-Rollins, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Pisa (Italy); Colin Peterson, Ball Aerospace (United States); Michele Pinchera, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Pisa (Italy); Simonetta Puccetti, ASI Space Science Data Center (Italy); Brian D. Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Roger W. Romani, Stanford Univ. (United States); Andrea Sciortino, OHB Italia (Italy); Carmelo Sgrò, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Pisa (Italy); Brian T. Smith, Ball Aerospace (United States); Gloria Spandre, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Pisa (Italy); Paolo Soffitta, INAF Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy); Allyn F. Tennant, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Jeffrey Wedmore, Ball Aerospace (United States); Martin C. Weisskopf, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Cheryl D. Alexander, Linc Research Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); D Z. Allen, Spencer Antoniak, Ball Aerospace (United States); Raffaella Bonino, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Torino (Italy), Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy); Fabio Borotto, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Torino (Italy); Daniele Brienza, INAF Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy); H K. Bygott, Ball Aerospace (United States); Ciro Caporale, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Torino (Italy); Claudia Cardelli, Marco Ceccanti, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Pisa (Italy); Yuri Evangelista, INAF Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy); MacKenzie Ferrie, Joseph Footdale, Ball Aerospace (United States); Brent Forsyth, Univ. of Colorado (United States); Michelle Foster, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Shuichi Gunji, Yamagata Univ. (Japan); Eli Gurnee, Grant Hibbard, Sandra R. Johnson, Eric Kelly, Ball Aerospace (United States); Kiranmayee Kilaru, USRA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Guido Magazzu, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Pisa (Italy); Marco Marengo, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Torino (Italy); Alessandra Marrocchesi, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Pisa (Italy); Francesco Massaro, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Torino (Italy), Univ. di Torino (Italy); Jeff McCracken, Linc Research Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Michael McEachen, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (United States); Paolo Mereu, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Torino (Italy); Scott Mitchell, Ball Aerospace (United States); Ikuyuki Mitsuishi, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Federico Mosti, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Torino (Italy); Michela Negro, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Torino (Italy), Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy); Richard Pacheco, Ball Aerospace (United States); Alessandro Paggi, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Torino (Italy), Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy); Steven D. Pavelitz, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Christina Pentz, Brad Porter, Ball Aerospace (United States); Alessandro Profeti, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Pisa (Italy); Jaganathan Ranganathan, USRA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Noah Root, Ball Aerospace (United States); Stephanie Ruswick, Univ. of Colorado (United States); Sarah Schindhelm, Ball Aerospace (United States); Chet O. Speegle, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Toru Tamagawa, RIKEN Nishina Ctr. for Accelerator-Based Science (Japan); Marcello Tardiola, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Torino (Italy); Bruce Weddendorf, Weddendorf Design (United States); David Welch, Univ. of Colorado (United States)
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Arcus: the soft x-ray grating explorer
Paper 11118-31
Time: 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
Author(s): Randall K. Smith, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Margaret Abraham, The Aerospace Corporation (United States); Grace Baird, Northrop Grumman (United States); Marshall Bautz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (United States); Jay Bookbinder, NASA Ames Research Center (United States); Joel Bregman, University of Michigan (United States); Laura Brenneman, Nancy S. Brickhouse, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (United States); David Burrows, The Pennsylvania State University (United States); Vadim Burwitz, MPI für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany); Joseph Bushman, Northrop Grumman (United States); Claude R. Canizares, Deepto Chakrabarty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); Peter Cheimets, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (United States); Casey T. DeRoo, University of Iowa (United States); Abraham D. Falcone, The Pennsylvania State University (United States); Adam Foster, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (United States); Luigi Gallo, Saint Mary’s University (Canada); Catherine E. Grant, Ralf K. Heilmann, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); Butler Hine, NASA Ames Research Center (United States); David P. Huenemoerder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); Jelle Kaastra, SRON / Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands); Kristin K. Madsen, California Institute of Technology (United States); Michael McDonald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); Michael McEachen, Northrop Grumman (United States); Randall McEntaffer, The Pennsylvania State University (United States); Herman Marshall, Eric Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); Jon Miller, University of Michigan (United States); Richard Mushotzky, University of Maryland (United States); Kirpal Nandra, MPI für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany); Robert Petre, Andrew Ptak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (United States); Paul B. Reid, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (United States); Jeremy Sanders, MPI für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany); Mark Schattenburg, Norbert Schulz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); Pasquale Temi, NASA Ames Research Center (United States); Lynne Valencic, Johns Hopkins University (United States); Stephen Walker, NASA Ames Research Center (United States); Richard Willingale, University of Leicester (United Kingdom); Joern Wilms, FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany); Scott Wolk, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (United States)
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High-resolution x-ray imaging spectrometer (HREXI) SmallSat Pathfinder (HSP)
Paper 11118-32
Time: 8:50 AM - 9:10 AM
Author(s): Jonathan Grindlay, Branden E. Allen, JaeSub E. Hong, Daniel E. Violette, Martin E. Elvis, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Scott Barthelmy, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); John Tomsick, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
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Status of the wide field imager instrument for Athena
Paper 11118-33
Time: 9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Author(s): Norbert Meidinger, Sebastian Albrecht, Michael Bonholzer, Johannes Müller-Seidlitz, Kirpal Nandra, Sabine Ott, Markus Plattner, Wolfgang Treberspurg, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
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The Athena WFI science products module
Paper 11118-34
Time: 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Author(s): David N. Burrows, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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SmallSat solar axion and activity x-ray imager (SSAXI)
Paper 11118-35
Time: 9:50 AM - 10:10 AM
Author(s): JaeSub E. Hong, Suzanne Romaine, Almus T. Kenter, Christopher S. Moore, Katharine Reeves, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States); Brian D. Ramsey, Kiranmayee Kilaru, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Julia K. Vogel, Jaime Ruz Armendariz, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States); Hugh H. Hudson, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States); Kerstin Perez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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Component testing for x-ray spectroscopy and polarimetry
Paper 11118-36
Time: 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Author(s): Alan Garner, Herman L. Marshall, Sarah N. Trowbridge Heine, Ralf K. Heilmann, Jungki Song, Norbert S. Schulz, Beverly J. LaMarr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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Coffee Break 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Session 10:
Suborbital and CubeSat Experiments III
Tuesday 13 August 2019
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 15B
Session Chair:
Keri Hoadley, Caltech (United States)
Ghost-ray reduction and early results from the third FOXSI sounding rocket flight
Paper 11118-37
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Author(s): Sophie Musset, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States); Juan Camilo Buitrago-Casas, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States); Lindsay Glesener, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States); Stephen Bongiorno, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Sasha Courtade, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States); P. Subramania Athiray, Juliana Vievering, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States); Shin-nosuke Ishikawa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Noriyuki Narukage, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan); Kento Furukawa, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan); Daniel F. Ryan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Greg Dalton, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States); Tadayuki Takahashi, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan); Shin Watanabe, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Ikuyuki Mitsuishi, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Kouichi Hagino, Tokyo Univ. of Science (Japan); Paul Turin, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States); Steven Christe, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Brian D. Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Säm Krucker, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
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Characterization of fine-pitch cadmium telluride detectors for the FOXSI sounding rocket experiment
Paper 11118-38
Time: 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Author(s): Juliana Vievering, Lindsay Glesener, P. Subramania Athiray, Sophie Musset, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States); Shin-nosuke Ishikawa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Juan Camilo Buitrago-Casas, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States); Tadayuki Takahashi, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan); Shin Watanabe, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan); Kento Furukawa, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan); Kouichi Hagino, Tokyo Univ. of Science (Japan); Daniel F. Ryan, Andrew Inglis, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Säm Krucker, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States); Steven Christe, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States); Sasha Courtade, Space Sciences Lab., Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
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2018 flight of the faint intergalactic medium redshifted emission balloon (FIREBall-2)
Paper 11118-39
Time: 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Author(s): Erika T. Hamden, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Keri Hoadley, Christopher Martin, Caltech (United States); David Schiminovich, Columbia Univ. (United States); Shouleh Nikzad, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States); Bruno Milliard, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France); Gillian Kyne, Caltech (United States)
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The FIREBall-2 UV balloon telescope: 2018 flight and status for 2020
Paper 11118-40
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
Author(s): Keri Hoadley, Caltech (United States); Erika T. Hamden, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Gillian Kyne, Christopher Martin, Caltech (United States); David Schiminovich, Columbia Univ. (United States); Bruno Milliard, Vincent Picouet, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France); Nicole D. Melso, Columbia Univ. (United States); Jean Evrard, Johan Montel, Ctr. National d'Études Spatiales (France); Didier Vibert, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 12:20 PM - 1:50 PM
Session 11:
UV Missions and Technology II
Tuesday 13 August 2019
2:10 PM - 3:10 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 15B
Session Chair:
Michael W. Davis, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Advances in aberration-correcting gratings using electron beam fabrication techniques
Paper 11118-41
Time: 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Author(s): Matthew Beasley, Southwest Research Institute (United States); Randall M. McEntaffer, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States); Nathaniel J. Cunningham, Nebraska Wesleyan Univ. (United States)
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Results of advances in mirror coating processes for the far ultraviolet
(Canceled)
Paper 11118-43
Time: 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Author(s):
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Advanced camera-based metrology for spaceborne booms
Paper 11118-63
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Author(s): James W. Baer, James Masciarelli, Ball Aerospace (United States)
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Far-UV multi-object spectroscopy with digital micromirror devices (DMDs)
(Canceled)
Paper 11118-44
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Author(s):
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High-resolution aperture shape analysis for the JUICE and Europa ultraviolet spectrographs
Paper 11118-45
Time: 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Author(s): Michael W. Davis, Southwest Research Institute (United States); Steven N. Osterman, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Lab., LLC (United States); George R. Gladstone, Kurt D. Retherford, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
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Coffee Break 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM
Optical Engineering Plenary Session
Tuesday 13 August 2019
4:00 PM - 6:05 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 6A

Session Chair: H. Philip Stahl, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

4:00 pm: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Plasmonics-enhanced terahertz spectroscopy (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11124-201
Time: 4:05 PM - 4:45 PM
Author(s): Mona Jarrahi, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
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Making mirrors for giant telescopes (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11116-202
Time: 4:45 PM - 5:25 PM
Author(s): Hubert M. Martin, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
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Spirit and Opportunity: An adventure of exploration and discovery on Mars (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11116-203
Time: 5:25 PM - 6:05 PM
Author(s): John L. Callas, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Contributions of NASA’s Roman Technology Fellows
Tuesday 13 August 2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Miramar

Chairs: Nasser Barghouty, NASA Headquarters (United States); Mario Perez, NASA Headquarters (United States)

The Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship (RTF) is a highly competitive technology fellowship for early career, US astronomers and astrophysicists in academia, government and industry. The Fellowship, started in 2010, is designed to develop and mature the next generation of principle investigators for NASA’s science instruments and missions. This special session will feature recent and on-going technology development activities by RTF fellows followed by a question/answer period.

    Adjustable x-ray optics using polymer actuators
    Manel Errando, RTF Fellow, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (USA)

    Advanced mirror coatings for next-generation far-UV and broadband space observatories
    Brian Fleming, RTF Fellow, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (USA)

    Flight of FIREBall-2
    Erika Hamden, RTF Fellow, The Univ. of Arizona (USA)

    Performance optimization for space-based astronomical spectrographs
    Randell Mcentaffer, RTF Fellow, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (USA)
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