, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 67-88
Date: 15 Feb 2014

Optimal Compensation and Implementation for Adaptive Optics Systems

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This paper develops a compensation algorithm based on Linear–Quadratic–Gaussian (LQG) control system design whose parameters are determined (in part) by a model of the atmosphere. The model for the atmosphere is based on the open-loop statistics of the atmosphere as observed by the wavefront sensor, and is identified from these using an auto-regressive, moving average (ARMA) model. The (LQG) control design is compared with an existing compensation algorithm for a simulation developed at ESO that represents the operation of MACAO adaptive optics system on the 8.2 m telescopes at Paranal, Chile.

This revised version was published online in July 2006 with corrections to the Cover Date.