28-30 October 2019
Firenze, Palazzo dei Congressi
Europe/Rome timezone

SOUL Modal Gain Machine

29 Oct 2019, 11:10
Firenze, Palazzo dei Congressi

Firenze, Palazzo dei Congressi

piazza Adua 1


Guido Agapito (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))


SOUL has been developed to improve LBT FLAO performance reducing detector noise and increasing wavefront sampling and correction frame rate, but an accurate optimization of the control system is required to fully exploit its potential. Thus, an online modal control optimization has been designed and implemented considering the peculiarities of the Pyramid Wavefront Sensor. We will describe the method used with particular attention to the aspect related to the Pyramid WFS and report laboratory and on-sky results from the commisioning of SOUL.

Primary author

Guido Agapito (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))


Enrico Pinna (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)) Dr Cedric Antoine Adrien Gabriel Plantet (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)) Mr Alfio Puglisi (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)) Fabio Rossi (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))

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