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A real-time simulation facility for astronomical adaptive optics.

Basden, A. G. (2014) 'A real-time simulation facility for astronomical adaptive optics.', Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society., 439 (3). pp. 2854-2862.


In this paper we introduce the concept of real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulation for astronomical adaptive optics, and present the case for the requirement for such a facility. This real-time simulation, when linked with an adaptive optics real-time control system, provides an essential tool for the validation, verification and integration of the Extremely Large Telescope real-time control systems prior to commissioning at the telescope. We demonstrate that such a facility is crucial for the success of the future extremely large telescopes.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Instrumentation: adaptive optics, Instrumentation: high angular resolution, Techniques: image processing.
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Publisher statement:This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2014 The Author Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
Date accepted:17 January 2014
Date deposited:24 October 2014
Date of first online publication:18 February 2014
Date first made open access:No date available

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