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Title: Tip tilt corection for astronomical telescopes using adaptive control

Abstract

The greatest hindrance to modern astronomy is the effect of the Earth`s atmosphere on incoming light. The fundamental, or lowest mode of disturbance is tip and tilt.. This mode causes the focused image of a distant point source to move about in a plane (X-Y motion) as viewed form a telescope objective. Tip-tilt correction systems can be used to correct for these disturbances in real time. We propose a novel application of adaptive control to address some unique problems inherent with tip-tilt correction systems for astronomical telescopes.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
647009
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-128432; CONF-9711107-
ON: DE98050252
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Wescon integrated circuit expo 1997, Santa Clara, CA (United States), 5-6 Nov 1997; Other Information: PBD: 17 Apr 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; 44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; TELESCOPES; AUTOMATION; OPTICS; MIRRORS; FEEDBACK; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS

Citation Formats

Watson, J. Tip tilt corection for astronomical telescopes using adaptive control. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Watson, J. Tip tilt corection for astronomical telescopes using adaptive control. United States.
Watson, J. Thu . "Tip tilt corection for astronomical telescopes using adaptive control". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/647009.
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abstractNote = {The greatest hindrance to modern astronomy is the effect of the Earth`s atmosphere on incoming light. The fundamental, or lowest mode of disturbance is tip and tilt.. This mode causes the focused image of a distant point source to move about in a plane (X-Y motion) as viewed form a telescope objective. Tip-tilt correction systems can be used to correct for these disturbances in real time. We propose a novel application of adaptive control to address some unique problems inherent with tip-tilt correction systems for astronomical telescopes.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
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