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Quasi-realtime solar adaptive optics simulation
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Paper Abstract

We are currently implementing a solar adaptive optics (AO) and multi-conjugate adaptive optics (MCAO) simulation package that provides a full simulation, including wavefront sensor cross-correlations, and is able to operate at quasi-realtime performance. This is made possible by modern personal computers with many cores, which allow the operation of a solar AO system with relatively inexpensive off-the-shelf computers. The simulation package uses KAOS, a mature AO controller software used at the GREGOR solar telescope, to operate the simulated AO system. It provides a simulated environment that is presented to KAOS to achieve a highly realistic and fast simulation of solar AO.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 91486V (4 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057202
Show Author Affiliations
Jose Marino, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Dirk Schmidt, National Solar Observatory (United States)


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

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