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On the precision of aero-thermal simulations for TMT: revisited
Author(s): Konstantinos Vogiatzis; Hugh Thompson; Scott Roberts
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Paper Abstract

Environmental effects on the Image Quality (IQ) of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) are estimated by aero-thermal numerical simulations. The current study constitutes an update of the ongoing effort to minimize simulation time and to make the computation tractable with available computational resources, to understand the subsequent physical and numerical limitations, and finally to develop the approach to mitigate the issues experienced. In particular, the paper describes a mesh and time-step independence study as well as the parameters that influence the slope of the Optical Path Difference (OPD) structure function and the TMT Normalized Point Source Sensitivity Image Quality metric in the context of thermal seeing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2018
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10705, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VIII, 1070504 (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312865
Show Author Affiliations
Konstantinos Vogiatzis, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
Hugh Thompson, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
Scott Roberts, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10705:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VIII
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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