Thermal test was successful! The read EM grid was tested with 8 cycles in the range -30°C to 70°C with 1.7°C/min and survived without problems. This was confirmed by the X-ray test performed on Feb 2, 2018: EM grids passed all qualification tests!
On 27 Sep 2017 we performed the first X-ray test with the Engineering Model grids and saw the moiré patterns. Thanks a lot to the PSI team for the support!
The Engineering Model of front and rear grid assemblies is now ready. Next week we’ll start the metrology with optical instrumentation. X-ray tests will follow. Vibration tests are scheduled in one month from now.
The first set of engineering model (EM) grids is now available. Testing campaign will start soon
A RHESSI nugget with title “Hard X-ray Directivity Measurements with STIX and MiSolFA” is now available on the web.
The MiSolFA website is online!
Although this project is in progress since a couple of years, this is the first time it is publicly advertised on the web.