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FOAM: the modular adaptive optics framework
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Paper Abstract

Control software for adaptive optics systems is mostly custom built and very specific in nature. We have developed FOAM, a modular adaptive optics framework for controlling and simulating adaptive optics systems in various environments. Portability is provided both for different control hardware and adaptive optics setups. To achieve this, FOAM is written in C++ and runs on standard CPUs. Furthermore we use standard Unix libraries and compilation procedures and implemented a hardware abstraction layer in FOAM. We have successfully implemented FOAM on the adaptive optics system of ExPo - a high-contrast imaging polarimeter developed at our institute - in the lab and will test it on-sky late June 2012. We also plan to implement FOAM on adaptive optics systems for microscopy and solar adaptive optics. FOAM is available* under the GNU GPL license and is free to be used by anyone.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 84472V (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927001
Show Author Affiliations
T.I.M. van Werkhoven, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
L. Homs, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
G. Sliepen, AlbaNova Univ. Ctr. (Sweden)
M. Rodenhuis, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
C. U. Keller, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)


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

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