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Numerical simulations of MAORY MCAO module for the ELT
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Paper Abstract

MAO (MAORY Adaptive Optics) is the a developed numerical simulation tool for adaptive optics. It was created especially to simulate the performance of the MAORY MCAO module of the Extremely Large Telescope. It is a full end-to-end Monte-Carlo code able to perform different flavors of adaptive optics simulation. We used it to investigate the performance of a the MAORY and some specific issue related to calibration, acquisition and operation strategies. As, MAORY, MAO will implement Multi-conjugate Adaptive Optics combining Laser Guide Stars (LGS) and Natural Guide Stars (NGS) measurements. The implementation of the reference truth WFS completes the scheme. The simulation tool implements the various aspect of the MAORY in an end to end fashion. The code has been developed using IDL and use libraries in C++ and CUDA for efficiency improvements. Here we recall the code architecture, we describe the modeled instrument components and the control strategies implemented in the code.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2018
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 107034I (18 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311702
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C. Arcidiacono, INAF - Osservatorio di astrofisica e scienza dello spazio di Bologna (Italy)
L. Schreiber, INAF - Osservatorio di astrofisica e scienza dello spazio di Bologna (Italy)
G. Bregoli, INAF - Osservatorio di astrofisica e scienza dello spazio di Bologna (Italy)
I. Foppiani, INAF - Osservatorio di astrofisica e scienza dello spazio di Bologna (Italy)
S. Oberti, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
E. Diolaiti, INAF - Osservatorio di astrofisica e scienza dello spazio di Bologna (Italy)
G. Agapito, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
A. Puglisi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
M. Xompero, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
F. Cortecchia, INAF - Osservatorio di astrofisica e scienza dello spazio di Bologna (Italy)
M. Patti, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
M. Lombini, INAF - Osservatorio di astrofisica e scienza dello spazio di Bologna (Italy)
L. Busoni, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
C. Vérinaud, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
C. Felini, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
V. De Caprio, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
G. Cosentino, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
P. Ciliegi, INAF - Osservatorio di astrofisica e scienza dello spazio di Bologna (Italy)
M. Bellazzini, INAF - Osservatorio di astrofisica e scienza dello spazio di Bologna (Italy)
P. Feautrier, Institut de Planetologie et d'Astrophysique (France)
S. Esposito, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
R. Ragazzoni, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10703:
Adaptive Optics Systems VI
Laird M. Close; Laura Schreiber; Dirk Schmidt, Editor(s)

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