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Adaptive optics requirements definition for TMT
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Paper Abstract

The scientific return on adaptive optics on large telescopes has generated a new vocabulary of different adaptive optics (AO) modalities. Multiobject AO (MOAO), multiconjugate AO (MCAO), ground-layer AO (GLAO), and extreme contrast AO (ExAO) each require complex new extensions in functional requirements beyond the experience gained with systems operational on large telescopes today. Because of this potential for increased complexity, a more formal requirements development process is recommended. We describe a methodology for requirements definition under consideration and summarize the current scientific prioritization of TMT AO capabilities.

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Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5490, Advancements in Adaptive Optics, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552911
Show Author Affiliations
Richard G. Dekany, California Institute of Technology Optical Observatories (United States)
Matthew C. Britton, California Institute of Technology Optical Observatories (United States)
Don T. Gavel, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
Brent L. Ellerbroek, AURA New Initiatives Office (United States)
Glen Herriot, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, NRC (Canada)
Claire E. Max, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
Jean-Pierre Veran, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5490:
Advancements in Adaptive Optics
Domenico Bonaccini Calia; Brent L. Ellerbroek; Roberto Ragazzoni, Editor(s)

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