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Simulation of DKIST solar adaptive optics system
Author(s): Jose Marino; Elizabeth Carlisle; Dirk Schmidt
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Paper Abstract

Solar adaptive optics (AO) simulations are a valuable tool to guide the design and optimization process of current and future solar AO and multi-conjugate AO (MCAO) systems. Solar AO and MCAO systems rely on extended object cross-correlating Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors to measure the wavefront. Accurate solar AO simulations require computationally intensive operations, which have until recently presented a prohibitive computational cost. We present an update on the status of a solar AO and MCAO simulation tool being developed at the National Solar Observatory. The simulation tool is a multi-threaded application written in the C++ language that takes advantage of current large multi-core CPU computer systems and fast ethernet connections to provide accurate full simulation of solar AO and MCAO systems. It interfaces with KAOS, a state of the art solar AO control software developed by the Kiepenheuer-Institut fuer Sonnenphysik, that provides reliable AO control. We report on the latest results produced by the solar AO simulation tool.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 99097C (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232060
Show Author Affiliations
Jose Marino, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Elizabeth Carlisle, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Dirk Schmidt, National Solar Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9909:
Adaptive Optics Systems V
Enrico Marchetti; Laird M. Close; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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