5 March 2003 Wavefront sensing and control software for a segmented space telescope
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Abstract
The Segmented Telescope Control Software (STCS) uses science camera information to align and phase a deployable segmented optical telescope. It was developed the for the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST) and has been successfully utilized on the Wavefront Control Testbed (WCT) for NGST and a portable phase retrieval camera (PPRC) system. The software provides an operating environment that will be used for the prime contractor's testbeds for NGST, and will eventually evolve into the Wavefront Sensing and Control (WFS&C) ground support software for NGST. This paper describes the engineering version of the STCS, the algorithms it incorporates, and methods of communicating with the testbed hardware.
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Scott A. Basinger, Scott A. Basinger, Laura A. Burns, Laura A. Burns, David C. Redding, David C. Redding, Fang Shi, Fang Shi, David Cohen, David Cohen, Joseph Jacob Green, Joseph Jacob Green, Catherine Mayumi Ohara, Catherine Mayumi Ohara, Andrew E. Lowman, Andrew E. Lowman, } "Wavefront sensing and control software for a segmented space telescope", Proc. SPIE 4850, IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (5 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461188; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461188
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