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Globally optimal minimum-variance control in adaptive optical systems with mirror dynamics
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Paper Abstract

We address the problem of proper handling of deformable mirror (DM) dynamics in Adaptive Optical (AO) systems. We develop a state-space approach based on a continuous stochastic model of the atmospheric turbulence, which yields a fully optimal minimum mean-square error (mmse) solution in the form of a discrete-time Linear-Quadratic-Gaussian (LQG) regulator design. This optimal approach provides a reference point for assessing the performance of simpler suboptimal solutions used up to now. We show the significance of taking into account the DM dynamics, in particular for the upcoming secondary deformables.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7015, Adaptive Optics Systems, 70151F (8 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788459
Show Author Affiliations
Carlos Correia, ONERA (France)
Henri-François Raynaud, Lab. de Traitement et de Transport de l'Information, Univ. Paris XIII (France)
Caroline Kulcsár, Lab. de Traitement et de Transport de l'Information, Univ. Paris XIII (France)
Jean-Marc Conan, ONERA (France)


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

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