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Starfire Optical Range 3.5-m telescope adaptive optical system
Author(s): James M. Spinhirne; Jeff G. Allen; George A. Ameer; James M. Brown; Julian C. Christou; Terry S. Duncan; R. J. Eager; Mark A. Ealey; Brent L. Ellerbroek; Robert Q. Fugate; Gary W. Jones; R. M. Kuhns; David J. Lee; William H. Lowrey; Michael D. Oliker; Raymond E. Ruane; David W. Swindle; Joshua K. Voas; Walter J. Wild; Keith B. Wilson; John L. Wynia
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Paper Abstract

A 941 channel, 1500 Hertz frame rate adaptive optical (AO) system has been installed and tested in the coude path of the 3.5m telescope at the USAF Research Laboratory Starfire Optical Range. This paper describes the design and measured performance of the principal components comprising this system and present sample results from the first closed-loop test of the system on stars and an artificial source simulator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321689
Show Author Affiliations
James M. Spinhirne, Boeing North American (United States)
Jeff G. Allen, Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. (United States)
George A. Ameer, Boeing North American (United States)
James M. Brown, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Julian C. Christou, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Terry S. Duncan, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
R. J. Eager, Boeing North American (United States)
Mark A. Ealey, Xinetics, Inc. (United States)
Brent L. Ellerbroek, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Robert Q. Fugate, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Gary W. Jones, Boeing North American (United States)
R. M. Kuhns, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
David J. Lee, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
William H. Lowrey, Boeing North American (United States)
Michael D. Oliker, Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. (United States)
Raymond E. Ruane, Boeing North American (United States)
David W. Swindle, Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. (United States)
Joshua K. Voas, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Walter J. Wild, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Keith B. Wilson, Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. (United States)
John L. Wynia, Boeing North American (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3353:
Adaptive Optical System Technologies
Domenico Bonaccini; Robert K. Tyson, Editor(s)

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