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Massively parallel algorithms for real-time wavefront control of a dense adaptive optics system
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Paper Abstract

Massively parallel algorithms and architectures for real-time wavefront control of a dense adaptive optic system (SELENE) are presented. We have already shown that the computation of a near optimal control algorithm for SELENE can be reduced to the solution of a discrete Poisson equation on a regular domain. Although this represents an optimal computation, due to the large size of the system and the high sampling rate requirement, the implementation of this control algorithm poses a computationally challenging problem since it demands a sustained computational throughput of the order of 10 GFlops. We develop a novel algorithm, designated as Fast Invariant Imbedding algorithm, which offers a massive degree of parallelism with simple communication and synchronization requirements. We also discuss two massively parallel, algorithmically specialized, architectures for low-cost and optimal implementation of the Fast Invariant Imbedding algorithm.

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Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2121, Laser Power Beaming, (1 May 1994);
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Amir Fijany, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Mark H. Milman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
David C. Redding, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2121:
Laser Power Beaming
Jack V. Walker; Edward E. Montgomery IV, Editor(s)

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