Noise-free Cryogenic Wavefront Sensing

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

This project aims to optimise the prototype adaptive optics technology for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) byleveraging past investment in adaptive optics instrumentation and shortwave infrared detector systems. Thisproject expects to generate significant improvements in GMT performance, with ten times greater imageresolution than the Hubble Space Telescope and current estimates of >90% sky coverage, compared with 50%coverage for current technology. Expected outcomes of this project include the development of a highly trainedworkforce and continued international collaboration in the field of high-technology sensor systems. Thiscontribution to the GMT will provide significant benefitsit will change the way we view the Universe.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date17/03/2227/08/24

Funding

  • Giant Magellan Telescope Organization: A$125,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$238,000.00
  • Australian National University (ANU): A$60,000.00

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