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14 July 2008 PCR: a PC-based wave front reconstructor for MMT-AO
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PC Reconstructor (PCR) is the control software for the natural guide star and the laser guide star systems at the 6.5m Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) operating with the adaptive secondary mirror on Mt. Hopkins south of Tucson, AZ. The PCR computes and corrects atmospheric turbulence featuring a common interface between the wave front sensor camera control link and the deformable mirror, diagnostic data management, vibration control, closed-loop data distribution and saving routines, and housekeeping modules. We report here on the development, use and the on-sky performance of the PCR.
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Vidhya Vaitheeswaran, Phil Hinz, Guido Brusa, Doug Miller, and Thomas Stalcup "PCR: a PC-based wave front reconstructor for MMT-AO", Proc. SPIE 7019, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy II, 70190E (14 July 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790249
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