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    AO Real-time control workshop, Durham 13-14th April 2011



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    AO Real-time control workshop, Durham 13-14th April 2011

    Post  agb32 on Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:33 am



    Adaptive Optics Real-time control system workshop, Durham, UK, 13-14th April 2011

    The real-time control system (RTCS) is a crucial component for any astronomical adaptive optics (AO) system. The computational demands placed on the next generation RTCSs for future extremely large telescopes (ELTs) are enormous, and even current systems require skill to implement.

    The main workshop goal is to gather international AO RTCS specialists in order to share and exchange experience regarding the design and implementation of these systems. Such shared experience can be used to improve the design of new and proposed AO systems, increasing their performance and usability. As such, the workshop is aimed at real-time control specialists, instrument scientists and adaptive optics engineers.

    The workshop will include presentations and round-table discussion sessions.

    The following topics (and others) will be addressed:
    • Current status and updates
      Computation hardware
      Real-time implementation of algorithms
      Cameras/Wavefront sensors
      Telemetry and status
      Linux, VX works, Windows, OSX etc.
      User functionality
      GUI functionality
      Scripting capabilities
      Latency and jitter
      Definition and measurement of
      System testing
      Reliability and stability
      ELT problems and solutions
      Systems engineering
      Open-loop system considerations

    A follow up real-time control workshop will be held at ESO in Garching, Germany, probably in 2012. This workshop falls under the auspices of an MOAO RTC working group that was set up in Autumn 2009 at the MOAO working group sub-meeting of the OSA “Adaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications” conference held in San Jose, October 13-15th, 2009, though is not restricted to, or aimed at, MOAO in particular, rather it covers the whole of astronomical AO real-time control.

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