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A COTS high-performance real-time control system for adaptive optics
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Paper Abstract

The advent of high performance multi-core processors in desktop computers has opened the door for high performance, yet easy to maintain and upgrade, adaptive optics control systems. We describe the Durham Adaptive Optics Real-time Controller, and give details of performance, including latency and jitter, and maximum frame rates as well as scalability with adaptive optics system size. This system is to be used as a laboratory test bench in Durham with low and high order (up to 32×32 actuators) systems, and also on-sky as a control system for a WHT MOAO demonstrator instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 77364N (28 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856415
Show Author Affiliations
Alastair Basden, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Nigel Dipper, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Richard Myers, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7736:
Adaptive Optics Systems II
Brent L. Ellerbroek; Michael Hart; Norbert Hubin; Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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