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FPGA-based real time controller for high order correction in EDIFISE
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Paper Abstract

EDIFISE is a technology demonstrator instrument developed at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC), intended to explore the feasibility of combining Adaptive Optics with attenuated optical fibers in order to obtain high spatial resolution spectra at the surroundings of a star, as an alternative to coronagraphy. A simplified version with only tip tilt correction has been tested at the OGS telescope in Observatorio del Teide (Canary islands, Spain) and a complete version is intended to be tested at the OGS and at the WHT telescope in Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, (Canary Islands, Spain). This paper describes the FPGA-based real time control of the High Order unit, responsible of the computation of the actuation values of a 97-actuactor deformable mirror (11x11) with the information provided by a configurable wavefront sensor of up to 16x16 subpupils at 500 Hz (128x128 pixels). The reconfigurable logic hardware will allow both zonal and modal control approaches, will full access to select which mode loops should be closed and with a number of utilities for influence matrix and open loop response measurements. The system has been designed in a modular way to allow for easy upgrade to faster frame rates (1500 Hz) and bigger wavefront sensors (240x240 pixels), accepting also several interfaces from the WFS and towards the mirror driver. The FPGA-based (Field Programmable Gate Array) real time controller provides bias and flat-fielding corrections, subpupil slopes to modal matrix computation for up to 97 modes, independent servo loop controllers for each mode with user control for independent loop opening or closing, mode to actuator matrix computation and non-common path aberration correction capability. It also provides full housekeeping control via UPD/IP for matrix reloading and full system data logging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 84472R (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925352
Show Author Affiliations
L. F. Rodríguez-Ramos, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
H. Chulani, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Y. Martín, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
T. Dorta, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
A. Alonso, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
J. J. Fuensalida, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8447:
Adaptive Optics Systems III
Brent L. Ellerbroek; Enrico Marchetti; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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