Centre for Advanced Instrumentation

Agenda for Durham real-time control workshop

Agenda for real-time control workshop in 2011


Agenda (as was given - kept for reference purposes)

Location: Room 122, Department of Physics, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE

Abstracts

Two minutes will be allowed for questions after talks, since there will be ample time for further questions during round-table discussions.


13th April

09:00 Registration

09:25 Welcome

09:45 First session (chair: Alastair Basden)

            Overviews (15 minutes each)

                    Nigel Dipper (Durham):  The AO Real-time Control Research and Development Program at CfAI

                    Hermine Schnetler (UKATC):  Systems engineering

                    Kit Richards (National Solar Observatory):  Solar AO overview

                    Eddy Younger (Durham):  Middleware for AO

                    Fabrice Vidal (Observatoire de Paris - LESIA):  STYC:  The CANARY user interface

11:00 Tea/Coffee break

11:15 Second session (Chair: Glen Herriot)

            Software based RTCs (20 mintues each)

                    Albert Conrad (MPIA):  LBT Linc-Nirvana RTC and simulations

                    David Palmer (LLNL):  Gemini planet imager RTC

                    Charton (Grenoble):  Adaptive optics using commodity hardware and software: myths and realities

                    Alastair Basden (Durham): The Durham AO Real-time Controller and CANARY

                    Remco den Breeje (TNO): A control set-up for adaptive AO and real-time vision in the loop

13:15 Lunch

14:00 Round-table discussion I (chair: Hermine Schnetler)

            Software based real-time control - how far can it go?

15:20 Tea/Coffee break

15:40 Third session (Chair: Niek Doelman)

            Hardware based real-time control systems (20 minutes)

                    Enrico Fedrigo (ESO): SPARTA: status and plans

                    Deli Geng (Durham):  SPARTA and FPGA developments at Durham

                    Luis Rodriguez-Ramos (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias):  EDIFISE

                    Marta Puga Antolin (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias and Universidad de La Laguna):  Tip-tilt digital controller: design and study of the finite precision implementation on an FPGA

                    Vivek Venugopal (National Solar Observatory):  Real-time control for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope

17:40 End of sessions

19:30 Dinner

            Kings Lodge, Durham, DH1 4BG (http://www.kingslodge.info)


14th April

09:00 Fourth session (Chair: Enrico Fedrigo)

            GPUs and algorithms (20 mintes)

                    Damien Gratadour (Observatoire de Paris):  Introducing YoGA : Yorick with Gpu Acceleration

                    Glen Herriot (NRC-HIA): The Raven RTC and GPU studies

                    Ali Bharmal (Durham):  Algorithm optimisation

                    Sivo Gaetano (L2TI-Paris 13):  MOAO LQG control structure for CANARY

                    Rufus Fraanje (Delft):  Distributed wavefront reconstruction and prediction with implementation on a GPU

10:40 Tea/Coffee break

11:00 Forth session (contiued)

                    Andreas Obereder (Mathconsult GmbH, Austria):  Direct reconstruction algorithms using forward operators

                    Alastair Basden (Durham):  Pixel processing algorithms, data compression and simulated system testing

11:40 Round-table discussion II (chair: Damien Gratadour)

            Hardware for real-time control

            Reconstruction and algorithm implementation

12:40 Lunch

13:30 Fifth session (Chair: Nigel Dipper)

            DMs and other developments (15 minutes)

                    Paul Jonathan Phillips (STFC, RAL):  Laser tuning and DMs

                    Thomas Ruppel (Universität Stuttgart):  Feedforward control of DMs

                    Enrico Fedrigo (ESO):  SPARTA2: perspectives for the E-ELT

                    Laurent Jolissaint (Aquilaoptics):  Control-loop Telemetry-based PSF Reconstruction at the Gemini and W.M.Keck telescopes

14:30  Round table discussion III (chair: Colin Cunningham)

            Real-time control wrap up and interesting issues

15:30 Tea/Coffee break

15:45 Round-table discussion III (continued)

            Identification of gaps in real-time technology where development effort is required

            Everything else

17:00 End of workshop


15th April

09:30 DARC practical session (optional, for those interested in using DARC)