27 July 2016 Reshaping and polishing the GeMS MCAO system
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GeMS, the Gemini South MCAO System, has now been in operation for 3 years with the near infrared imager GSAOI. We first review the performance obtained by the system, the science cases and the current operational model. In the very near future, GeMS will undergo a profound metamorphosis, as we will integrate a new NGS wavefront sensor, replace the current 50W laser with a more robust one and prepare for a new operational model where operations will shift from the mountain to the base facility. Along this major evolution, we are also presenting several improvements on the loop control, calibrations and automatization of this complex system. We discuss here the progress of the different upgrades and what we expect in terms of performance improvements and operational efficiency.
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Vincent Garrel, Gaetano Sivo, Eduardo Marin, Eleazar R. Carrasco Damele, Vanessa Montes, Manuel Lazo, Pedro Gigoux, Cristian Moreno, Chadwick A. Trujillo, Jeff Donahue, Marcos A. van Dam, Francois Rigaut, Céline d'Orgeville, Caroline Kulcsar, Remy Juvénal, Constanza Araujo Hauck, S. Mark Ammons, Benoit Neichel, "Reshaping and polishing the GeMS MCAO system", Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 99092F (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233747; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233747
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