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A Matlab based toolbox for active optics
Author(s): P. Schipani; F. Perrotta; L. Marty
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Paper Abstract

Active optics systems have been designed for most of the recently built medium and large telescopes. Anyway the number of working active optics systems is still relatively small and there are some differences in the various technologies and solutions. This paper describes a toolbox for active optics simulation developed in the framework of a specific project, but general enough to be useful in most of the cases. The toolbox deals with both off-line and online activities: it generates fictitious Shack-Hartmann fits images, supports different kinds of polynomials (Zernike, quasi-Zernike, normalized Zernike, minimum energy modes) to fit the wavefront data, and performs calculation of primary mirror actuator forces and secondary mirror position corrections, simulating also the usage of hexapod systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6274, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy, 62741A (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670539
Show Author Affiliations
P. Schipani, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
F. Perrotta, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
L. Marty, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6274:
Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy
Hilton Lewis; Alan Bridger, Editor(s)

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