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A Two-Dimensional Processor Array For Wavefront Reconstruction
Author(s): P. Johnson; G. Newman; L. Haynes; R. Cram; E. Smith; R. Arnold; B. Spivey
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Paper Abstract

Current and future adaptive optical systems that utilize deformable or segmented mirrors as the adaptive element may require that matrix calculations be performed on a real time basis to keep the mirror properly figured. A two-dimensional array of processor nodes (the "Solver") has been developed that is capable of computing the required positions of several hundred to several thousand mirror actuator elements in a real time environment. The processor has been demonstrated as a two-board system capable of performing 3.4 x 109 integer operations per second, and with input/output (I/O) bandwidth of 200 Mbytes/sec. The architecture is well suited to matrix algebra and iterative type operations and is scalable to larger computational rates. System costs have been kept low and software tools have been developed to ease the implementation of algorithms. This work has been performed under contract with the Office of Naval Research, and the authors thank them for their support.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1989
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0977, Real-Time Signal Processing XI, (16 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948573
Show Author Affiliations
P. Johnson, Thermo Electron Technologies Corporation (United States)
G. Newman, Thermo Electron Technologies Corporation (United States)
L. Haynes, Thermo Electron Technologies Corporation (United States)
R. Cram, Thermo Electron Technologies Corporation (United States)
E. Smith, Thermo Electron Technologies Corporation (United States)
R. Arnold, Thermo Electron Technologies Corporation (United States)
B. Spivey, Thermo Electron Technologies Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0977:
Real-Time Signal Processing XI
J. P. Letellier, Editor(s)

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