Sensors 2010, 10(1), 1-15; doi:10.3390/s100100001
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An Efficient Pipeline Wavefront Phase Recovery for the CAFADIS Camera for Extremely Large Telescopes

Departmento de Física Fundamental y Experimental, Electrónica y Sistemas, University of La Laguna, Avd. Francisco Sanchez s/n, 38203 La Laguna, Spain
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Received: 30 November 2009; in revised form: 22 December 2009 / Accepted: 23 December 2009 / Published: 24 December 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Spain)
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Abstract: In this paper we show a fast, specialized hardware implementation of the wavefront phase recovery algorithm using the CAFADIS camera. The CAFADIS camera is a new plenoptic sensor patented by the Universidad de La Laguna (Canary Islands, Spain): international patent PCT/ES2007/000046 (WIPO publication number WO/2007/082975). It can simultaneously measure the wavefront phase and the distance to the light source in a real-time process. The pipeline algorithm is implemented using Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA). These devices present architecture capable of handling the sensor output stream using a massively parallel approach and they are efficient enough to resolve several Adaptive Optics (AO) problems in Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs) in terms of processing time requirements. The FPGA implementation of the wavefront phase recovery algorithm using the CAFADIS camera is based on the very fast computation of two dimensional fast Fourier Transforms (FFTs). Thus we have carried out a comparison between our very novel FPGA 2D-FFTa and other implementations.
Keywords: plenoptic sensors; wavefront sensors; adaptive optics; real-time processing; FPGA

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Magdaleno, E.; Rodríguez, M.; Rodríguez-Ramos, J.M. An Efficient Pipeline Wavefront Phase Recovery for the CAFADIS Camera for Extremely Large Telescopes. Sensors 2010, 10, 1-15.

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Magdaleno E, Rodríguez M, Rodríguez-Ramos JM. An Efficient Pipeline Wavefront Phase Recovery for the CAFADIS Camera for Extremely Large Telescopes. Sensors. 2010; 10(1):1-15.

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Magdaleno, Eduardo; Rodríguez, Manuel; Rodríguez-Ramos, José Manuel. 2010. "An Efficient Pipeline Wavefront Phase Recovery for the CAFADIS Camera for Extremely Large Telescopes." Sensors 10, no. 1: 1-15.

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