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End to end numerical simulations of the MAORY multiconjugate adaptive optics system
Author(s): C. Arcidiacono; L. Schreiber; G. Bregoli; E. Diolaiti; I. Foppiani; G. Cosentino; M. Lombini; R. C. Butler; P. Ciliegi
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Paper Abstract

MAORY is the adaptive optics module of the E-ELT that will feed the MICADO imaging camera through a gravity invariant exit port. MAORY has been foreseen to implement MCAO correction through three high order deformable mirrors driven by the reference signals of six Laser Guide Stars (LGSs) feeding as many Shack- Hartmann Wavefront Sensors. A three Natural Guide Stars (NGSs) system will provide the low order correction. We develop a code for the end-to-end simulation of the MAORY adaptive optics (AO) system in order to obtain high-fidelity modeling of the system performance. It is based on the IDL language and makes extensively uses of the GPUs. Here we present the architecture of the simulation tool and its achieved and expected performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 91486F (7 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055608
Show Author Affiliations
C. Arcidiacono, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
L. Schreiber, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
G. Bregoli, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
E. Diolaiti, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
I. Foppiani, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
G. Cosentino, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
M. Lombini, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
R. C. Butler, INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (Italy)
P. Ciliegi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9148:
Adaptive Optics Systems IV
Enrico Marchetti; Laird M. Close; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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