18 July 2014 Using DARC in a multi-object AO bench and in a dome seeing instrument
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The Durham adaptive Optics Real Time Controller (DARC)1 is a real-time system for astronomical adaptive optics systems originally developed at Durham University and in use for the CANARY instrument. One of its main strengths is to be a generic and high performance real-time controller running on an off-the-shelf Linux computer. We are using DARC for two different implementations: BEAGLE,2 a Multi-Object AO (MOAO) bench system to experiment with novel tomographic reconstructors and LOTUCE2,3 an in-dome turbulence instrument. We present the software architecture for each application, current benchmarks and lessons learned for current and future DARC developers.
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Norman Sáez, Norman Sáez, Alistair Basden, Alistair Basden, Dani Guzmán, Dani Guzmán, Nicolás Dubost, Nicolás Dubost, Amokrane Berdja, Amokrane Berdja, } "Using DARC in a multi-object AO bench and in a dome seeing instrument", Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 91521X (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055590; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055590
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