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logosmallarcetri Arcetri Technical Reports 1/2012

Slaving actuators with voice-coil adaptive mirrors


INAF Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri


Adaptive mirrors based on voice-coil technology have force actuators with an internal metrology to close a local loop for controlling its shape in position. When actuators are requested to be slave control matrices have to be re-computed. The report describes the algorithms to re-compute the relevant matrixes for controlling of the mirror without the need of recalibration. This is related in particular to MMT, LBT, Magellan, VLT, EELT and GMT adaptive mirrors that use the voice-coil technology. The technique is successfully used in practice with LBT adaptive secondary mirror units.

The complete report in PDS format:
release 1       release 2