22 July 2010 Advanced wavefront sensing and control testbed (AWCT)
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The Advanced Wavefront Sensing and Control Testbed (AWCT) is built as a versatile facility for developing and demonstrating, in hardware, the future technologies of wavefront sensing and control algorithms for active optical systems. The testbed includes a source projector for a broadband point-source and a suite of extended scene targets, a dispersed fringe sensor, a Shack-Hartmann camera, and an imaging camera capable of phase retrieval wavefront sensing. The testbed also provides two easily accessible conjugated pupil planes which can accommodate active optical devices such as fast steering mirror, deformable mirror, and segmented mirrors. In this paper, we describe the testbed optical design, testbed configurations and capabilities, as well as the initial results from the testbed hardware integrations and tests.
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Fang Shi, Fang Shi, Scott A. Basinger, Scott A. Basinger, Rosemary T. Diaz, Rosemary T. Diaz, Robert O. Gappinger, Robert O. Gappinger, Hong Tang, Hong Tang, Raymond K. Lam, Raymond K. Lam, Erkin Sidick, Erkin Sidick, Randall C. Hein, Randall C. Hein, Mayer Rud, Mayer Rud, Mitchell Troy, Mitchell Troy, } "Advanced wavefront sensing and control testbed (AWCT)", Proc. SPIE 7739, Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation, 77392W (22 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858304; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.858304
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