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Experimental validation of Advanced Dispersed Fringe Sensing (ADFS) algorithm using Advanced Wavefront Sensing and Correction Testbed (AWCT)
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Paper Abstract

Large aperture telescope commonly features segment mirrors and a coarse phasing step is needed to bring these individual segments into the fine phasing capture range. Dispersed Fringe Sensing (DFS) is a powerful coarse phasing technique and its alteration is currently being used for JWST. An Advanced Dispersed Fringe Sensing (ADFS) algorithm is recently developed to improve the performance and robustness of previous DFS algorithms with better accuracy and unique solution. The first part of the paper introduces the basic ideas and the essential features of the ADFS algorithm and presents the some algorithm sensitivity study results. The second part of the paper describes the full details of algorithm validation process through the advanced wavefront sensing and correction testbed (AWCT): first, the optimization of the DFS hardware of AWCT to ensure the data accuracy and reliability is illustrated. Then, a few carefully designed algorithm validation experiments are implemented, and the corresponding data analysis results are shown. Finally the fiducial calibration using Range-Gate-Metrology technique is carried out and a <10nm or <1% algorithm accuracy is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2014
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 9151, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation, 91513N (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056554
Show Author Affiliations
Xu Wang, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Fang Shi, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Norbert Sigrist, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Byoung-Joon Seo, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Hong Tang, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Siddarayappa Bikkannavar, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Scott Basinger, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Oliver Lay, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9151:
Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation
Ramón Navarro; Colin R. Cunningham; Allison A. Barto, Editor(s)

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