Next generation MCAO systems for large aperture solar telescopes

Lead Research Organisation: Durham University
Department Name: Physics


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Description DKIST turbulence profiler 
Organisation Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST)
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will be providing a turbulence profiling instrument to support DKIST AO system design and commissioning. We will provide the design, build the instrument, commission it at the telescope and provide a data reduction pipeline.
Collaborator Contribution DKIST will provide scientific and technical inputs, such as instrument requirements, and descriptions of optical, mechanical, electronic and software interfaces, as well as support during commissioning.
Impact No outputs yet - system still being designed (March 2022)
Start Year 2021
Description European Solar Telescope 
Organisation Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will providing a design study for the EST soft real-time control system - the part of the adaptive optics control system that monitors and optimises system performance, as well as providing a user interface.
Collaborator Contribution Information on the conceptual design of the EST AO control system, expected performance and algorithm definintion.
Impact No outputs yet (Mar 2022)
Start Year 2022