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Update on the TMT adaptive optics real time controller
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Paper Abstract

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will implement a first light facility Laser Guide Star Multi Conjugate Adaptive Optics System, NFIRAOS, which will feed three science instruments on the telescope Nasmyth platform. This system will include two deformable mirrors, six laser guide star wavefront sensors, and multiple tip/tilt/focus wavefront sensors located in the instruments. The Real Time Controller (RTC) is one of the most innovative and essential components of this first light AO system. In this paper, we provide an update on the NFIRAOS RTC overall requirements and challenges, and in particular, on the tomography and fitting wavefront reconstruction algorithms. Several implementations of a minimum variance reconstructor are presented together with their processing and memory requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2008
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7015, Adaptive Optics Systems, 701531 (11 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787610
Show Author Affiliations
C. Boyer, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
L. Gilles, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
B. Ellerbroek, TMT Observatory Corp. (United States)
G. Herriot, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
J. P. Véran, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)

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

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