27 July 2016 The numerical simulation tool for the MAORY multiconjugate adaptive optics system
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The Multiconjugate Adaptive Optics RelaY (MAORY) is and Adaptive Optics module to be mounted on the ESO European-Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). It is an hybrid Natural and Laser Guide System that will perform the correction of the atmospheric turbulence volume above the telescope feeding the Multi-AO Imaging Camera for Deep Observations Near Infrared spectro-imager (MICADO). We developed an end-to-end Monte- Carlo adaptive optics simulation tool to investigate the performance of a the MAORY and the calibration, acquisition, operation strategies. MAORY will implement Multiconjugate Adaptive Optics combining Laser Guide Stars (LGS) and Natural Guide Stars (NGS) measurements. The simulation tool implement the various aspect of the MAORY in an end to end fashion. The code has been developed using IDL and use libraries in C++ and CUDA for efficiency improvements. Here we recall the code architecture, we describe the modeled instrument components and the control strategies implemented in the code.
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C. Arcidiacono, C. Arcidiacono, L. Schreiber, L. Schreiber, G. Bregoli, G. Bregoli, E. Diolaiti, E. Diolaiti, I. Foppiani, I. Foppiani, G. Agapito, G. Agapito, A. Puglisi, A. Puglisi, M. Xompero, M. Xompero, S. Oberti, S. Oberti, G. Cosentino, G. Cosentino, M. Lombini, M. Lombini, R. C. Butler, R. C. Butler, P. Ciliegi, P. Ciliegi, F. Cortecchia, F. Cortecchia, M. Patti, M. Patti, S. Esposito, S. Esposito, P. Feautrier, P. Feautrier, } "The numerical simulation tool for the MAORY multiconjugate adaptive optics system", Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 99097B (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232530; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232530
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