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Characterization of computer I/O peripherals for use in adaptive optics
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Paper Abstract

Modern microprocessors are rapidly reaching performance levels that make them suitable for wavefront sensing and correction. This has the combined advantage of reducing system costs and a smaller footprint for the control system. These reductions have provided adaptive optics system designers with the capability of producing small form factor and low power system compared to just a few years ago. In recent work on the NRL portable adaptive optics system, our group has investigated implementing alternative computer peripherals for deformable and tip/tilt mirror control to support the low power low cost approach. This paper reports on characterization of several computer peripherals for use within adaptive optics systems with a focus on minimizing size, weight, cost and power consumption.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5892, Free-Space Laser Communications V, 589222 (12 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.649562
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan Andrews, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Scott Teare, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Sergio Restaino, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Christopher Wilcox, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Don Payne, Narrascape, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5892:
Free-Space Laser Communications V
David G. Voelz; Jennifer C. Ricklin, Editor(s)

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