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Status of the integrated model of the Euro50
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Paper Abstract

The Euro50 is a proposed 50m extremely large telescope for optical and infrared wavelengths. To study and predict the performance of the complete telescope system, an integrated model combining the structural model of the telescope, optics models, the control systems and the adaptive optics has been established. Wind and atmospheric disturbances are also included in the model. The integrated model is written in MATLAB and C. To satisfy memory demands and to achieve acceptable execution times, 64-bit MATLAB is used and part of the model is run on a shared memory machine using OpenMP. We present results from simulations with a complete integrated single conjugate adaptive optics model. Various sensor and actuator geometries are evaluated. A comparison of wind loading and atmospheric turbulence effects is also presented. The model shows that the telescope will be essentially seeing limited under wind load and no AO correction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6271, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy II, 627102 (15 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670191
Show Author Affiliations
Anita Enmark, Lund Observatory (Sweden)
Torben Andersen, Lund Observatory (Sweden)
Michael Browne, National Univ. of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
Mette Owner-Petersen, Lund Observatory (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6271:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy II
Martin J. Cullum; George Z. Angeli, Editor(s)

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