Data-driven Control System
Adaptive optics is a technology that allows a deformable mirror to be used to correct optical distortion due to atmospheric turbulence in real time and is of critical importance in ground-based telescopes.
Mitigating atmospheric turbulence requires the design of a decentralized system to control the deformation of the telescope mirror, ensuring stability and performance in terms of response time and accuracy.
We applied a data-driven approach that uses frequency profiles of turbulence and vibration directly obtained from experimental data. In this way it is possible to obtain a real-time response prediction and optimize the telescope mirror control system.
Results and Benefits
The solution allows a clear improvement of the telescope performance, thanks to the real-time stabilization of the mirrors even in adverse weather conditions.