PCR - A PC based wave front reconstructor for MMT-AO

Vidhya Vaitheeswaran, Philip M Hinz, Guido Brusa, Doug Miller, Thomas Stalcup

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Abstract

PC Reconstructor (PCR) is the control software for the natural guide star and the laser guide star systems at the 6.5m Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) operating with the adaptive secondary mirror on Mt. Hopkins south of Tucson, AZ. The PCR computes and corrects atmospheric turbulence featuring a common interface between the wave front sensor camera control link and the deformable mirror, diagnostic data management, vibration control, closed-loop data distribution & saving routines, and housekeeping modules. We report here on the development, use and the on-sky performance of the PCR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7019
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
EventAdvanced Software and Control for Astronomy II - Marseille, France
Duration: Jun 26 2008Jun 28 2008

Other

OtherAdvanced Software and Control for Astronomy II
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period6/26/086/28/08

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Keywords

  • Adaptive optics
  • And software
  • Deformable mirror

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Vaitheeswaran, V., Hinz, P. M., Brusa, G., Miller, D., & Stalcup, T. (2008). PCR - A PC based wave front reconstructor for MMT-AO. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7019). [70190E] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790249

PCR - A PC based wave front reconstructor for MMT-AO. / Vaitheeswaran, Vidhya; Hinz, Philip M; Brusa, Guido; Miller, Doug; Stalcup, Thomas.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7019 2008. 70190E.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Vaitheeswaran, V, Hinz, PM, Brusa, G, Miller, D & Stalcup, T 2008, PCR - A PC based wave front reconstructor for MMT-AO. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7019, 70190E, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, Marseille, France, 6/26/08. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790249
Vaitheeswaran V, Hinz PM, Brusa G, Miller D, Stalcup T. PCR - A PC based wave front reconstructor for MMT-AO. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7019. 2008. 70190E https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790249
Vaitheeswaran, Vidhya ; Hinz, Philip M ; Brusa, Guido ; Miller, Doug ; Stalcup, Thomas. / PCR - A PC based wave front reconstructor for MMT-AO. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7019 2008.
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