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Performance results of the reconstructor for Altair, the Gemini North AO system
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Paper Abstract

Altair is the AO system developed by the National Research Council of Canada for the Gemini North Telescope. Currently in the integration phase, the performance of the system, and in particular, of the real-time controller (RTC), is being fully characterised. We begin with a review of the requirements for the RTC, the context within the rest of the Wavefront Control System, and a description of the processing the RTC is responsible for. We then present the actual performance results of the RTC integrated within Altair. We compare these with the benchmarked results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4839, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II, (7 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459245
Show Author Affiliations
Leslie K. Saddlemyer, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics/National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Jennifer Dunn, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics/National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Malcolm J. Smith, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics/National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Glen Herriot, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics/National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Jean-Pierre Veran, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics/National Research Council Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4839:
Adaptive Optical System Technologies II
Peter L. Wizinowich; Domenico Bonaccini, Editor(s)

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