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Optical Engineering

Receding-horizon adaptive control of aero-optical wavefronts
Author(s): Jonathan Tesch; Steve Gibson; Michel Verhaegen
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Paper Abstract

A new method for adaptive prediction and correction of wavefront errors in adaptive optics (AO) is introduced. The new method is based on receding-horizon control design and an adaptive lattice filter. Experimental results presented illustrate the capability of the new adaptive controller to predict and correct aero-optical wavefronts derived from recent flight-test data. The experimental results compare the performance of the new adaptive controller the performance of a minimum-variance adaptive controller previously used in AO. These results demonstrate the reduced sensitivity of the receding-horizon adaptive controller to high-frequency sensor noise.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 2013
PDF: 14 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(7) 071406 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.7.071406
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan Tesch, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Steve Gibson, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Michel Verhaegen, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)


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