7 July 2004 Integrated modeling of the Euro50
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Proceedings Volume 5382, Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.566232
Event: Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes, 2003, Backaskog, Sweden
The Euro50 is a proposed 50 m optical and infrared telescope. It will have thousands of control loops to keep the optics aligned under influence of wind, gravity and thermal loads. Cross-disciplinary integrated modeling is used to study the overall performance of the Euro50. A sub-model of the mechanical structure originates from finite element modeling. The optical performance is determined using ray tracing, both non-linear and linearized. The primary mirror segment alignment control system is modeled with the 618 segments taken as rigid bodies. Adaptive optics is included using a layered model of the atmosphere and sub-models of the wavefront sensor, reconstructor and controller. The deformable mirror is, so far, described by a simple influence function and a second order dynamical transfer function but more detailed work is in progress. The model has been implemented using Matlab/Simulink on individual computers but it will shortly be implemented on a Beowulf cluster within a trusted network. Communication routines between Matlab on the cluster processors have been written and are being benchmarked. Representative results from the simulations are shown.
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Torben E. Andersen, Torben E. Andersen, Michael T. Browne, Michael T. Browne, Anita Enmark, Anita Enmark, Dan Moraru, Dan Moraru, Mette Owner-Petersen, Mette Owner-Petersen, Holger Riewaldt, Holger Riewaldt, } "Integrated modeling of the Euro50", Proc. SPIE 5382, Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes, (7 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.566232; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.566232


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