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Using DARC in a multi-object AO bench and in a dome seeing instrument
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Paper Abstract

The Durham adaptive Optics Real Time Controller (DARC)1 is a real-time system for astronomical adaptive optics systems originally developed at Durham University and in use for the CANARY instrument. One of its main strengths is to be a generic and high performance real-time controller running on an off-the-shelf Linux computer. We are using DARC for two different implementations: BEAGLE,2 a Multi-Object AO (MOAO) bench system to experiment with novel tomographic reconstructors and LOTUCE2,3 an in-dome turbulence instrument. We present the software architecture for each application, current benchmarks and lessons learned for current and future DARC developers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 91521X (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055590
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Norman Sáez, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Alistair Basden, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Dani Guzmán, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Nicolás Dubost, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
Amokrane Berdja, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9152:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III
Gianluca Chiozzi; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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