OVMS-plus at the LBT. Disturbance compensation simplified

Michael Bóhm, Jörg Uwe Pott, Jose Borelli, Philip M Hinz, Denis Defrére, Elwood Downeyc, John Hill, Kellee Summers, Al Conrad, Martin Kürster, Tom Herbst, Oliver Sawodny

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In this paper we will briey revisit the optical vibration measurement system (OVMS) at the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) and how these values are used for disturbance compensation and particularly for the LBT Interferometer (LBTI) and the LBT Interferometric Camera for Near-Infrared and Visible Adaptive Interferometry for Astronomy (LINC-NIRVANA). We present the now centralized software architecture, called OVMS+, on which our approach is based and illustrate several challenges faced during the implementation phase. Finally, we will present measurement results from LBTI proving the effectiveness of the approach and the ability to compensate for a large fraction of the telescope induced vibrations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes VI
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601918
StatePublished - 2016
EventGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes VI - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 1 2016


OtherGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes VI
CountryUnited Kingdom



  • Accelerometer
  • Control
  • Delay
  • Estimation
  • Feedforward control
  • Large binocular telescope
  • LBTI
  • Vibration

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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Bóhm, M., Pott, J. U., Borelli, J., Hinz, P. M., Defrére, D., Downeyc, E., Hill, J., Summers, K., Conrad, A., Kürster, M., Herbst, T., & Sawodny, O. (2016). OVMS-plus at the LBT. Disturbance compensation simplified. In Ground-Based and Airborne Telescopes VI (Vol. 9906). [99062R] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231268