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Control software development for a large adaptive optical system
Author(s): William H. Corrigan; Mark E. Furber; Daniel F. Ramirez; Charles D. Cox
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Paper Abstract

During 1988 - 1993, Itek Optical Systems developed software for a demonstration program of several critical technologies for adaptive optical systems. The software implements a variety of data acquisition and control functions for an adaptive telescope system with hundreds of degrees of freedom. The completed software contains approximately 250,000 lines of real- time Ada code and was developed using a tailored DoD-STD-2167A methodology. Testing of the optical system was successfully conducted in December 1993. The system-level requirements for this software, the design of the software, the development methodology, and some lessons learned are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2479, Telescope Control Systems, (8 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211447
Show Author Affiliations
William H. Corrigan, Litton Itek Optical Systems (United States)
Mark E. Furber, Univ. of Connecticut/Storrs (United States)
Daniel F. Ramirez, Litton Itek Optical Systems (United States)
Charles D. Cox, Litton Itek Optical Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2479:
Telescope Control Systems
Patrick T. Wallace, Editor(s)

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