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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we provide an overview of the adaptive optics (AO) program for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project, including an update on requirements; the philosophical approach to developing an overall AO system architecture; the recently completed conceptual designs for facility and instrument AO systems; anticipated first light capabilities and upgrade options; and the hardware, software, and controls interfaces with the remainder of the observatory. Supporting work in AO component development, lab and field tests, and simulation and analysis is also discussed. Further detail on all of these subjects may be found in additional papers in this conference.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2006
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6272, Advances in Adaptive Optics II, 62720D (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669422
Show Author Affiliations
B. L. Ellerbroek, Thirty Meter Telescope Project (United States)
C. Boyer, Thirty Meter Telescope Project (United States)
C. Bradley, LACIR, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
M. C. Britton, California Institute of Technology (United States)
S. Browne, the Optical Sciences Co. (United States)
R. A. Buchroeder, Optical Design Service (United States)
J.-L. Carel, SAGEM (France)
M. K. Cho, National Optical Astronomical Observatory (United States)
M. R. Chun, Univ. of Hawaii, Hilo (United States)
R. Clare, Thirty Meter Telescope Project (United States)
R. Conan, LACIR, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
L. G. Daggert, National Optical Astronomical Observatory (United States)
R. G. Dekany, California Institute of Technology (United States)
J. H. Elias, National Optical Astronomical Observatory (United States)
D. A. Erickson, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
R. Flicker, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States)
D. T. Gavel, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States)
L. Gilles, Thirty Meter Telescope Project (United States)
P. Hampton, LACIR, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
G. Herriot, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
M. R. Hunten, National Optical Astronomical Observatory (United States)
R. R. Joyce, National Optical Astronomical Observatory (United States)
M. Liang, National Optical Astronomical Observatory (United States)
B. A. Macintosh, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
R. Palomo, CILAS (France)
I. P. Powell, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
S. C. Roberts, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
E. Ruch, SAGEM (France)
J.-C. Sinquin, CILAS (France)
M. J. Smith, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
J. A. Stoesz, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
M. Troy, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
G. A. Tyler, The Optical Sciences Co. (United States)
J.-P. Veran, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
C. R. Vogel, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Q. Yang, Montana State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6272:
Advances in Adaptive Optics II
Brent L. Ellerbroek; Domenico Bonaccini Calia, Editor(s)

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