9 August 2016 Integrated opto-dynamic modeling of the 4m DAG telescope image quality performance
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Abstract
The Turkish DAG 4-m telescope is currently through the final design stage. It is to be located on a 3170 m mountain top in Eastern Anatolia. The telescope will be a state-of-the art device, alt-az mount with active primary and adjustable secondary and tertiary mirrors. Its optics design is specially aimed at being compatible with advance adaptive optics instrumentation. The ultimate performance of such a telescope results of multiple concurrent effects from many different components and active functions of the complex system.

The paper presents a comprehensive integrated (end-to-end) model of the telescope, comprising in one computational sequence all structural, electrodynamics and oactive optics performance that produce the image quality at the focal plane. The model is entirely programmed in Matlab/Simulink and comprises a finite element model of structure and mirrors, dynamics modal reduction, deformation analyses of structural and optical elements, active optics feedback control in the Zernike modal space.
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Lorenzo Zago, Benjamin Guex, Cahit Yesilyaprak, Sinan K. Yerli, Onur Keskin, "Integrated opto-dynamic modeling of the 4m DAG telescope image quality performance", Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 991128 (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232816; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232816
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