4 May 2000 SAAO adaptive optics system
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Proceedings Volume 3931, Gas, Chemical, and Electrical Lasers and Intense Beam Control and Applications; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.384290
Event: Symposium on High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
After successful testing at the Raytheon facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the completed SAAO adaptive optical system has been shipped to the AEOS site on Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii. The system is undergoing final integration with the AEOS observatory. This paper describes the adaptive optics system design, including an overview of al major subsystems, the electronics, and the software. We discuss the design trades and system engineering that led to the final configuration. Also included is a review of opto-mechanical aspects of the system.
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Rene Abreu, David P. Chadwick, Rick D'Amico, Charles D. Delp, Sarma N. Gullapalli, David A. Hansen, Michael Marchionna, Michael E. Meline, William M. Rappoport, Lou Mendyk, Ralph Pringle, Ker-Li Shu, William Swanson, William P. Zmek, "SAAO adaptive optics system", Proc. SPIE 3931, Gas, Chemical, and Electrical Lasers and Intense Beam Control and Applications, (4 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384290; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.384290


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