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Design of a mobile adaptive optics system for ground-level applications
Author(s): A. Robert Weiss
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Paper Abstract

We present design considerations for a mobile adaptive optics (AO) system intended for ground-level or near ground-level applications in the near infrared spectral range. Starting from the expected atmospheric parameters we arrive at a preliminary system design. Since atmospheric conditions at ground level are considerably worse than those encountered for vertical AO systems, we conducted extensive end-to-end simulations of our system design for three anticipated scenarios in order to evaluate expected performance; these simulations concentrated on anisoplanacy and the effect of scintillations on wave-front control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5981, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems VIII, 59810H (13 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.627633
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A. Robert Weiss, FGAN-FOM (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5981:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems VIII
Karin Stein; Anton Kohnle, Editor(s)

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