The Adoptics adaptive optics (AO) software is a modular, portable and
adaptable closed-loop wavefront reconstructor application. AO systems using
Adoptics have been delivered to Northrop Grumman, Sandia National
Laboratories, Georgia State University, and the University of Illinois. The core functions of Adoptics work identically in
these installations, however the
wavefront sensor, reconstructor algorithm, and deformable mirror (DM) modules are specific to each system. The
current versions of Adoptics run under real time Linux, however an OS/2-hosted
8-DSP version on Georgia State University's Mt. Wilson 100"
AO system saw first light in 1995.
Adoptics will support two
cameras in one system, and such a system was delivered to the University
of Illinois for use in an astronomical laser guide star system.
Adoptics is used in laser
beam control systems as well as in astronomy. One such beam control
system, using a 10x10 subaperture array, a 97 element DM and a control
matrix reconstructor, runs at a 2.5KHz frame rate. Another beam control
system, whose frame rate is proprietary, uses an exponential
reconstructor parallelized across 16 processor cores, and outputs to a
941 element DM.
Typically, the Adoptics
software license is purchased as part of a system including software
modules and hardware interfaces specific to the client's application.
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