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Performance of Monte-Carlo simulation of adaptive optics systems of the EAGLE multi-IFU instrument for E-ELT
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Paper Abstract

A method that has been followed to produce performance estimates for the adaptive optics (AO) aspect of the EAGLE instrument proposed for the European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) (E-ELT) using Durham Monte-Carlo simulation code is presented. These simulations encompass a wide range of possible configurations for EAGLE, including multi-object adaptive optics (MOAO), segmented multi-conjugate adaptive optics (MCAO) and other more novel techniques. Particular emphasis is placed on the techniques used to enable a good simulation turn-around rate, allowing the large parameter space associated with optimising high performance AO systems to be explored. Performance estimate results for some AO system configurations are also provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7015, Adaptive Optics Systems, 70156Y (15 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789276
Show Author Affiliations
Alastair G. Basden, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Timothy Butterley, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Mark A. Harrison, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Timothy J. Morris, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Richard M. Myers, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Richard W. Wilson, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Eddy Younger, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Thierry Fusco, ONERA (France)
Brice Le Roux, Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille-Provence (France)
Benoit Neichel, Observatoire de Paris à Meudon (France)

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

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