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Initial concepts for CELT adaptive optics

Dekany, Richard and Bauman, Brian and Gavel, Don and Troy, Mitchell and Macintosh, Bruce and Britton, Matthew (2003) Initial concepts for CELT adaptive optics. In: Adaptive Optical System Technologies II. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4839. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 1165-1174. ISBN 9780819446183.

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The California Extremely Large Telescope (CELT) project has recently completed a 12-month conceptual design phase that has investigated major technology challenges in a number of Observatory subsystems, including adaptive optics (AO). The goal of this effort was not to adopt one or more specific AO architectures. Rather, it was to investigate the feasibility of adaptive optics correction of a 30-meter diameter telescope and to suggest realistic cost ceilings for various adaptive optics capabilities. We present here the key design issues uncovered during conceptual design and present two non-exclusive "baseline" adaptive optics concepts that are expected to be further developed during the following preliminary design phase. Further analysis, detailed engineering trade studies, and certain laboratory and telescope experiments must be performed, and key component technology prototypes demonstrated, prior to adopting one or more adaptive optics systems architectures for realization.

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Additional Information:© 2003 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).
Group:Thirty Meter Telescope
Subject Keywords:Extremely large telescopes, multiconjugate adaptive optics, extreme adaptive optics
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:4839
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Official Citation:Richard G. Dekany, Brian J. Bauman, Donald T. Gavel, Mitchell Troy, Bruce A. Macintosh, Matthew C. Britton, "Initial concepts for CELT adaptive optics," Proc. SPIE 4839, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II, (7 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459798
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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