Accession Number:

ADA433629

Title:

A Massively Parallel Simulation Code for AEOS and Astronomical Adaptive Optics

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 2003-30 Sep 2004

Corporate Author:

ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES FOR RESEARCH IN ASTRONOMY-GEMINI HILO HI GEMINI OBSERVATORY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

This is the second and final status report for a project to port an existing parallel adaptive optics AO simulation code to the Huinalu cluster at the Maui High Performance Computing Center, and to upgrade the simulation to provide an improved modeling capability for both the AEOS AO system and the astronomical AO systems proposed for future extremely large telescopes ELTs. The functional elements of the simulation include the basic AO components, disturbances, and control algorithms necessary for scalar wave diffraction modeling of ground-based natural guide star NGS AO, laser guide star LGS AO, and multi-conjugate AO MCAO imaging systems, as illustrated in figure 1 below.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE