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High level adaptive optics supervision software for fast transition to optimal performance
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Paper Abstract

Space debris in low Earth orbit (LEO) below 1500 km is becoming an increasing threat to spacecrafts. To manage the threat, we are developing systems to improve the ground-based tracking and imaging of space debris and satellites. We also intend to demonstrate that it is possible to launch a high-power laser that modifies the orbits of the debris. However, atmospheric turbulence makes it necessary to use adaptive optics with such systems. When engaging with objects in LEO, the objects are available only a limited amount of time. During the observation window, the object has to be acquired and performance of all adaptive optics feedback loops optimised. We have implemented a high-level adaptive optics supervision tool to automatise time-consuming tasks related to calibration and performance monitoring. This paper describes in detail the current features of our software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2018
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 107034T (30 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313080
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Visa Korkiakoski, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National Univ., Mount Stromlo Observatory (Australia)
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Francois Rigaut, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National Univ., Mount Stromlo Observatory (Australia)
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Ian Price, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National Univ., Mount Stromlo Observatory (Australia)
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Jesse Cranney, The Univ. of Newcastle (Australia)
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Francis Bennet, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National Univ., Mount Stromlo Observatory (Australia)
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Marcus Lingham, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National Univ., Mount Stromlo Observatory (Australia)
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Nima Namjouyan, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National Univ., Mount Stromlo Observatory (Australia)
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Doris Grosse, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National Univ., Mount Stromlo Observatory (Australia)
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Michael Copeland, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National Univ., Mount Stromlo Observatory (Australia)
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Celine d'Orgeville, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National Univ., Mount Stromlo Observatory (Australia)
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Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10703:
Adaptive Optics Systems VI
Laird M. Close; Laura Schreiber; Dirk Schmidt, Editor(s)

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