GMT AO system requirements and error budgets in the preliminary design phase

G. Trancho, B. Espeland, A. Bouchez, R. Conan, P. Hinz, M. Van Dam

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Abstract

Error budgets are an indispensable tool for assuring that project requirements can be and are being met. An error budget will typically include terms associated with subsystems which are being designed by different teams of engineers, and fabricated by different vendors. It is a useful tool at all levels of design since it provides a means to negotiate design trades in the broadest possible context. Error budgeting is in many ways fundamental to the mission of systems engineering and of course to the overall project success. In this paper we will describe the GMT Adaptive Optics System flow down requirements and their integration with their wavefront error budgets. We will focus on the GMT Adaptive Optics wavefront error budgets for the following observing modes: Natural Guide Star Adaptive, Laser Tomography Adaptive Optics and Ground Layer Adaptive Optics. Finally, a description of the error budgets and the close link between the error budgets and other parameter such as sky coverage, zenith angle, etc., will be discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdaptive Optics Systems III
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventAdaptive Optics Systems III - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 6 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8447
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherAdaptive Optics Systems III
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period7/1/127/6/12

Keywords

  • AO
  • Error budget
  • GLAO
  • LTAO
  • NGSAO
  • Requirements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Trancho, G., Espeland, B., Bouchez, A., Conan, R., Hinz, P., & Van Dam, M. (2012). GMT AO system requirements and error budgets in the preliminary design phase. In Adaptive Optics Systems III [84475G] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8447). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925245