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Reference design of deformable mirror electronics for ELT systems
Author(s): Kris Caputa; Glen Herriot; Joel Niebergal; Adam Zielinski
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Paper Abstract

One of the first ELT AO systems to be deployed will be NFIRAOS of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). NFIRAOS is currently being designed at the National Research Council of Canada's Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (HIA). NFIRAOS incorporates deformable mirrors with much larger number of actuators than in current AO systems. To aid the procurement of electronics for NFIRAOS DMs, a reference design is under way at the HIA. We have designed the overall architecture, defined a command communication interface and developed a compact and cost-efficient high voltage amplifier suitable for duplicating in 7673 copies for driving the two NFIRAOS DMs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 844767 (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926405
Show Author Affiliations
Kris Caputa, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Glen Herriot, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Joel Niebergal, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Adam Zielinski, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)


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

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