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An improved wavefront control algorithm for large space telescopes
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Paper Abstract

Wavefront sensing and control is required throughout the mission lifecycle of large space telescopes such as James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). When an optic of such a telescope is controlled with both surface-deforming and rigidbody actuators, the sensitivity-matrix obtained from the exit pupil wavefront vector divided by the corresponding actuator command value can sometimes become singular due to difference in actuator types and in actuator command values. In this paper, we propose a simple approach for preventing a sensitivity-matrix from singularity. We also introduce a new "minimum-wavefront and optimal control compensator". It uses an optimal control gain matrix obtained by feeding back the actuator commands along with the measured or estimated wavefront phase information to the estimator, thus eliminating the actuator modes that are not observable in the wavefront sensing process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7015, Adaptive Optics Systems, 70154P (14 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.786679
Show Author Affiliations
Erkin Sidick, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Scott A. Basinger, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
David C. Redding, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7015:
Adaptive Optics Systems
Norbert Hubin; Claire E. Max; Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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