Marino, Jose (National Solar Observatory), Schmidt, Dirk (National Solar Observatory)
We present a study to evaluate and predict the performance of a solar multi-conjugate adaptive optics (MCAO) system using computer simulations. Blur is an end-to-end solar AO/MCAO simulation package capable of fast and accurate MCAO simulations. We use Blur together with KAOS, a solar AO/MCAO controller, to simulate the MCAO system Clear, a pathfinder solar MCAO system at the 1.6 m Goode Solar Telescope (GST) at the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO), and evaluate its performance under different conditions.
10.26698/AO4ELT5.0104- Proceeding PDF