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Giant segmented adaptive mirrors: progress report
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Paper Abstract

We show that the same technology developed for MMT and LBT Adaptive Secondary mirrors can be used for building segmented adaptive mirrors of essentially any size. This seems to be at the moment the most promising approach to provide the enormous number of degrees of freedom necessary for adaptive correction at visual wavelengths in giant telescopes. In this paper we recall the analytical formulation of the problem and we report recent numerical studies and initial experimental results obtained with prototype actuators for large adaptive segments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4840, Future Giant Telescopes, (30 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458176
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Armando Riccardi, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Roberto Biasi, MicroGate Srl (Italy)
Guido Brusa, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Ciro Del Vecchio, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Simone Esposito, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Daniele Gallieni, ADS International Srl (Italy)
Piero Salinari, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4840:
Future Giant Telescopes
J. Roger P. Angel; Roberto Gilmozzi, Editor(s)

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