Modeling of Wavefront Control Systems

  • Torben Andersen
  • Anita Enmark
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 377)


In Sect. 5.5, we introduced typical components of telescope wavefront control systems and explained their operation principles. We noted that wavefront control systems include wavefront sensors to measure optical quality, controllers that determine which control action to take, and actuation systems that adjust form or position of optical elements.We now explain in more detail the modeling principles for some typical subsystems and begin with wavefront sensors.


Singular Value Decomposition Point Spread Function Focal Plane Array Adaptive Optic Wavefront Sensor 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lund ObservatoryLundSweden
  2. 2.Luleå University of TechnologyKirunaSweden

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