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Comparison between simulations and lab results on the ASSIST test-bench
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Paper Abstract

We present the latest comparison results between laboratory tests carried out on the ASSIST test bench and Octopus end-to end simulations. We simulated, as closely to the lab conditions as possible, the different AOF modes (Maintenance and commissioning mode (SCAO), GRAAL (GLAO in the near IR), Galacsi Wide Field mode (GLAO in the visible) and Galacsi narrow field mode (LTAO in the visible)). We then compared the simulation results to the ones obtained on the lab bench. Several aspects were investigated, like number of corrected modes, turbulence wind speeds, LGS photon flux etc. The agreement between simulations and lab is remarkably good for all investigated parameters, giving great confidence in both simulation tool and performance of the AO system in the lab.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 99096Z (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232279
Show Author Affiliations
Miska Le Louarn, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Pierre-Yves Madec, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Johann Kolb, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jerome Paufique, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Sylvain Oberti, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Paolo La Penna, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Robin Arsenault, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


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

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