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System-level simulation of micromirrors for adaptive optics
Author(s): Julien Charton; Zoltan Hubert; Eric Stadler; Wilfrid Schartz; Jean-Luc Beuzit
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Paper Abstract

Electrostatically actuated micro-mirrors represent one of the most promising technologies for future adaptive optics systems. Due to their relatively high prototyping cost and long fabrication cycle, simulation is one of the key points of their design and optimization. Finite element analysis, behavioral modeling and electronic CAD packages are generally used to study each part of the mirror. This paper shows how the emerging VHDL-AMS language can be used to combine all these simulation tools, and obtain a dynamical simulation of the complete micro-mirror device. This model can then be used as a tool to optimize the characteristics of the mirror and its control electronics to match the specifications of various adaptive optics systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4842, Specialized Optical Developments in Astronomy, (30 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458104
Show Author Affiliations
Julien Charton, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Zoltan Hubert, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Eric Stadler, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Wilfrid Schartz, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
CEA-LETI (France)
Jean-Luc Beuzit, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4842:
Specialized Optical Developments in Astronomy
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Sandro D'Odorico, Editor(s)

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