31 May 1994 Artificial intelligence system and optimized modal control for the ADONIS adaptive optics instrument
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Abstract
ADONIS is an adaptive optics user friendly instrument for the ESO 3.6-m telescope. The modal control technique is presented as a tool for optimizing the control of ADONIS. The perturbed wavefront is spread over a base of modes treated by the system in terms of their behavior with respect to the observing conditions (turbulence characteristics, anisoplanatic angle and star magnitude). This optimization and the multiple parameters influencing the system performance are difficult to handle by the astronomer. Moreover, the wide range of situations the astronomical AO system has to deal with requires a flexible configuration which has to be optimized for each case. The ADONIS instrument also has to be easy to use by an astronomer without who doesn't have a deep knowledge of the AO techniques. Finally, it must make an efficient use of the telescope time. Hence, a new human interface and an intelligent control system are designed.
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Laurent Demailly, Laurent Demailly, Eric Gendron, Eric Gendron, Jean-Luc Beuzit, Jean-Luc Beuzit, Francois Lacombe, Francois Lacombe, Norbert N. Hubin, Norbert N. Hubin, } "Artificial intelligence system and optimized modal control for the ADONIS adaptive optics instrument", Proc. SPIE 2201, Adaptive Optics in Astronomy, (31 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176120; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176120
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