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Curvature sensing analysis
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Paper Abstract

F. Roddier has proposed a curvature sensing and modal compensation adaptive optics system, currently under development at the University of Hawaii. Several astronomical groups have shown interest in such a system, including the Gemini 8-m Telescope Project, and wonder how it compares with previously demonstrated slope sensing/zonal correction systems. To begin to address this question, we present in this paper an optimal estimator analysis of curvature sensing, based on the method Wallner developed for slope sensing systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2201, Adaptive Optics in Astronomy, (31 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176088
Show Author Affiliations
Dustin C. Johnston, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Brent L. Ellerbroek, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Stephen M. Pompea, S.M. Pompea & Associates and Univ. of Arizona Steward Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2201:
Adaptive Optics in Astronomy
Mark A. Ealey; Fritz Merkle, Editor(s)

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