Accounting for mirror dynamics in optimal Adaptive Optics control

Adaptive Optics (AO) systems use a Deformable Mirror (DM) to counter in real-time the nefarious effects of atmospheric turbulence on ground-based telescopes images. This article presents a brief historical overview of AO design, seen as a strongly multi-variable minimum-variance (MVP) disturbance rejection problem associated with a hybrid continuous… CONTINUE READING