Dustin Swarm Examining a Kohonen Map
Congrats to Dustin Swarm, a Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) Graduate Research Fellow for 2019 - 2020!
Jared standing in front of a vacuum chamber
Congratulations to Jared Termini, a recipient of the Iowa Space Grant Consortium's Undergraduate Research Fellowship!
Dustin Swarm Presenting a Poster
Prof. DeRoo and graduate student Dustin Swarm recently presented at the 2019 SPIE Optics & Photonics conference. Dustin presented work he and Prof. DeRoo have done on performance predictions for the Arcus X-ray Spectrometer mission concept, while Prof. DeRoo gave a presentation on the development of curved diffractive X-ray optics (CDXO).
Arcus Logo
Arcus, a free-flying spacecraft featuring a high resolution X-ray spectrometer, was a Medium-class Explorer concept proposed to NASA in the recent (2016) Explorer announcement of opportunity.
Congratulations to Mr. Nathan Bishop, Dr. Julian Walker, and Prof. Casey DeRoo on their recent publication in the Journal for Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems (JATIS)! The paper covers a study performed to control the optical figure of a thin (0.4 mm), adjustable X-ray mirror.