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AOF: standalone test results of GALACSI
Author(s): P. La Penna; E. Aller Carpentier; J. Argomedo; R. Arsenault; R. D. Conzelmann; B. Delabre; R. Donaldson; F. Gago; P. Gutierrez-Cheetam; N. Hubin; P. Jolley; M. Kiekebusch; J. P. Kirchbauer; B. Klein; J. Kolb; H. Kuntschner; M. Le Louarn; J.-L. Lizon; P.-Y. Madec; A. Manescau; L. Mehrgan; S. Oberti; J. Quentin; B. Sedghi; S. Ströbele; M. Suárez Valles; C. Soenke; S. Tordo; J. Vernet
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Paper Abstract

GALACSI is the Adaptive Optics (AO) module that will serve the MUSE Integral Field Spectrograph. In Wide Field Mode it will enhance the collected energy in a 0.2”×0.2” pixel by a factor 2 at 750 nm over a Field of View (FoV) of 1’×1’ using the Ground Layer AO (GLAO) technique. In Narrow Field Mode, it will provide a Strehl Ratio of 5% (goal 10%) at 650 nm, but in a smaller FoV (7.5”×7.5” FoV), using Laser Tomography AO (LTAO). Before being ready for shipping to Paranal, the system has gone through an extensive testing phase in Europe, first in standalone mode and then in closed loop with the DSM in Europe. After outlining the technical features of the system, we describe here the first part of that testing phase and the integration with the AOF ASSIST (Adaptive Secondary Setup and Instrument Stimulator) testbench, including a specific adapter for the IRLOS truth sensor. The procedures for the standalone verification of the main system performances are outlined, and the results of the internal functional tests of GALACSI after full integration and alignment on ASSIST are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 99092Z (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232984
Show Author Affiliations
P. La Penna, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
E. Aller Carpentier, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J. Argomedo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
R. Arsenault, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
R. D. Conzelmann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
B. Delabre, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
R. Donaldson, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
F. Gago, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
P. Gutierrez-Cheetam, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
N. Hubin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
P. Jolley, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
M. Kiekebusch, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J. P. Kirchbauer, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
B. Klein, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J. Kolb, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
H. Kuntschner, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
M. Le Louarn, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J.-L. Lizon, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
P.-Y. Madec, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
A. Manescau, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
L. Mehrgan, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
S. Oberti, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J. Quentin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
B. Sedghi, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
S. Ströbele, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
M. Suárez Valles, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
C. Soenke, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
S. Tordo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
J. Vernet, 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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