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SAAO adaptive optics system
Author(s): Rene Abreu; David P. Chadwick; Rick D'Amico; Charles D. Delp; Sarma N. Gullapalli; David A. Hansen; Michael Marchionna; Michael E. Meline; William M. Rappoport; Lou Mendyk; Ralph Pringle; Ker-Li Shu; William Swanson; William P. Zmek
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Paper Abstract

After successful testing at the Raytheon facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the completed SAAO adaptive optical system has been shipped to the AEOS site on Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii. The system is undergoing final integration with the AEOS observatory. This paper describes the adaptive optics system design, including an overview of al major subsystems, the electronics, and the software. We discuss the design trades and system engineering that led to the final configuration. Also included is a review of opto-mechanical aspects of the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2000
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3931, Gas, Chemical, and Electrical Lasers and Intense Beam Control and Applications, (4 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384290
Show Author Affiliations
Rene Abreu, Raytheon Co. (United States)
David P. Chadwick, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Rick D'Amico, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Charles D. Delp, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Sarma N. Gullapalli, Raytheon Co. (United States)
David A. Hansen, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Michael Marchionna, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Michael E. Meline, Raytheon Co. (United States)
William M. Rappoport, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Lou Mendyk, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Ralph Pringle, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Ker-Li Shu, Raytheon Co. (United States)
William Swanson, Raytheon Co. (United States)
William P. Zmek, Raytheon Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3931:
Gas, Chemical, and Electrical Lasers and Intense Beam Control and Applications
Santanu Basu; Santanu Basu; Steven J. Davis; Ernest A. Dorko, Editor(s)

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