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Closed-loop results of a compact high-speed adaptive optics system with H-infinity control
Author(s): Benjamin West Frazier; Robert K. Tyson; Jacqueline Ackman; Mark Smith
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Paper Abstract

We report on the results of experiments that demonstrate a robust control system for a general-purpose adaptive optics system and provide robust stability analysis for such a system. Using a commercially available high-speed CCD camera in the Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor and a 37-actuator Xinetics deformable mirror, we are able to achieve closed-loop performance sufficient for many astronomical, vision science, or laser communications applications. The control system must be robust for the various applications and the entire system must be easily set-up, calibrated, and run by a minimally-trained operator. An H-infinity controller, which optimizes the closed-loop stability of a system, is implemented and analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 December 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5169, Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems and Applications, (24 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.506236
Show Author Affiliations
Benjamin West Frazier, Xinetics, Inc. (United States)
Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
Robert K. Tyson, Univ.of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
Jacqueline Ackman, Xinetics, Inc. (United States)
Mark Smith, Xinetics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5169:
Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems and Applications
Robert K. Tyson; Michael Lloyd-Hart, Editor(s)

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