21 July 2014 Enabling technologies for GPU driven adaptive optics real-time control
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Driving adaptive optics (AO) systems with thousands of degrees of freedom in real-time is one of the major challenges faced by the astronomical community for the design of the next generation of giant telescopes such as the E-ELT, the TMT or the GMT. PRANA (Prototype Real-time Architecture for the Next generation Ao) is a pathfinder for a reliable, scalable and energy efficient GPU-based AO real-time controller able to target the extremely large telescopes case. We will discuss the challenges in driving the next generation AO in real-time, give a detailed description of the demonstrator and present the first benchmarks obtained in the lab.
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A. Sevin, A. Sevin, D. Perret, D. Perret, D. Gratadour, D. Gratadour, M. Lainé, M. Lainé, J. Brulé, J. Brulé, B. Le Ruyet, B. Le Ruyet, "Enabling technologies for GPU driven adaptive optics real-time control", Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 91482G (21 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055770; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055770


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