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11 July 2018 CACAO: a generic low-cost adaptive optics system for small aperture telescopes
Jamie Soon, François Rigaut, Ian Price
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CACAO is a generic, low-cost, and portable adaptive optics system which is currently under development at the Australian National University. CACAO is designed to be an adaptive optics system which will be capable of being placed on various small aperture telescopes, under 1m diameter, with only minor modifications and thus leading to a severely reduced deployment time. The entire adaptive optics system, including the control computer, and required electronics and wiring, is designed to fit into a 25cm×20cm × 15cm enclosure. The small footprint of CACAO allows it to be used as a test bed for innovative technologies and techniques with only minor modifications, this will allow for on-sky or in laboratory prototyping and testing in a relatively small time period. We report on the initial development and design of CACAO along with preliminary characterisation results.
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Jamie Soon, François Rigaut, and Ian Price "CACAO: a generic low-cost adaptive optics system for small aperture telescopes", Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 107035Z (11 July 2018);


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