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LSST active optics system software architecture

Lead Author: 
Thomas, Sandrine
Other Authors/Credits: 
Srinivasan Chandrasekharan ; Paul Lotz ; Bo Xin ; Charles Claver ; George Angeli ; Jacques Sebag ; Gregory P. Dubois-Felsmann
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-115
Sandrine J. Thomas ; Srinivasan Chandrasekharan ; Paul Lotz ; Bo Xin ; Charles Claver ; George Angeli ; Jacques Sebag ; Gregory P. Dubois-Felsmann; LSST active optics system software architecture . Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99063B (August 8, 2016); doi:10.1117/12...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is an 8-meter class wide-field telescope now under construction on Cerro Pachon, near La Serena, Chile. This ground-based telescope is designed to conduct a decade-long time domain survey of the optical sky. In order to achieve the LSST scientific goals,...

Curvature Wavefront Sensing for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

Lead Author: 
Xin, Bo et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Claver, C.; Liang, M; Chandrasekharan, S.; Angeli, G.; Shipsey, I.
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Journal Articles
Journal or Publication name: 
Applied Optics
Citable: 
Yes
Abstract: 

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will use an active optics system (AOS) to maintain alignment and surface figure on its three large mirrors. Corrective actions fed to the LSST AOS are determined from information derived from 4 curvature wavefront sensors located at the corners of the...

Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the LSST camera is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
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