26 July 2016 Joint MICADO-MAORY SCAO mode: specifications, prototyping, simulations and preliminary design
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Abstract
MICADO is the E-ELT first-light imager, working at the diffraction limit in the near-infrared. Multi-conjugate adaptive optics (MCAO) will be the primary AO mode of MICADO, driving the design of the instrument. It will be provided by MAORY, the E-ELT first-light AO module. MICADO will also come with a SCAO capability, jointly developed by MICADO and MAORY. SCAO will be the first AO mode to be tested at the telescope, in a phased approach of AO integration at the E-ELT.

We present in the following the MICADO-MAORY SCAO specifications, the current SCAO prototyping activities at LESIA for E-ELT scale pyramid wavefront sensor (WFS) and real-time computer (RTC), our activities on end-to-end AO simulations and the current preliminary design of SCAO subsystems. We finish by presenting the implementation and current design studies for the high-contrast imaging mode of MICADO, which will make use of the SCAO correction offered to the instrument.
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Yann Clénet, Yann Clénet, Tristan Buey, Tristan Buey, Gérard Rousset, Gérard Rousset, Eric Gendron, Eric Gendron, Simone Esposito, Simone Esposito, Zoltan Hubert, Zoltan Hubert, Lorenzo Busoni, Lorenzo Busoni, Mathieu Cohen, Mathieu Cohen, Armando Riccardi, Armando Riccardi, Frédéric Chapron, Frédéric Chapron, Marco Bonaglia, Marco Bonaglia, Arnaud Sevin, Arnaud Sevin, Pierre Baudoz, Pierre Baudoz, Philippe Feautrier, Philippe Feautrier, Gérard Zins, Gérard Zins, Damien Gratadour, Damien Gratadour, Fabrice Vidal, Fabrice Vidal, Fanny Chemla, Fanny Chemla, Florian Ferreira, Florian Ferreira, Nicolas Doucet, Nicolas Doucet, Sébastien Durand, Sébastien Durand, Alexis Carlotti, Alexis Carlotti, Clément Perrot, Clément Perrot, Laura Schreiber, Laura Schreiber, Matteo Lombini, Matteo Lombini, Paolo Ciliegi, Paolo Ciliegi, Emiliano Diolaiti, Emiliano Diolaiti, Josef Schubert, Josef Schubert, Richard Davies, Richard Davies, } "Joint MICADO-MAORY SCAO mode: specifications, prototyping, simulations and preliminary design", Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 99090A (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231192; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231192
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