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The 384-channel prototype of DM Electronics for ELT AO systems
Author(s): Kris Caputa; Jenny Atwood; Glen Herriot; Jean-Pierre Veran; Paolo Spanò; Adam Zielinski
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Paper Abstract

High order AO subsystems of the ELT require technological advancements in the Deformable Mirror (DM) construction and corresponding improvements in the drive electronics. Advanced prototyping is currently under way at NSI-Herzberg to reduce risks of deploying untried technology in the TMT AO subsystem NFIRAOS. We have developed a 96-channel output module and constructed a sub-scale DM Electronics prototype NDME384 with 384 output channels based on 4 such modules. French DM vendor Cilas has fabricated the NFIRAOS DM Breadoboard with 360 piezoelectric actuators in a 60×6 matrix, to demonstrate the DM technology to be deployed in NFIRAOS wavefront correctors. We present the results of testing our NDME384 prototype while driving the NFIRAOS DM Breadoboard.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 914844 (22 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056580
Show Author Affiliations
Kris Caputa, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Jenny Atwood, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Glen Herriot, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Jean-Pierre Veran, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Paolo Spanò, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Adam Zielinski, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9148:
Adaptive Optics Systems IV
Enrico Marchetti; Laird M. Close; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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