Kalyan Kumar Radhakrishnan Santhakumari

Kalyan Kumar Radhakrishnan Santhakumari (India)
kalyan @ mpia.de

Optimization, Implementation and Scientific Exploitation of the LINC-NIRVANA instrument

Thesis abstract: LINC-NIRANA (LBT INterferometric Camera - Near Infra-Red / Visible Adaptive iNterferometer for Astronomy) is the German-Italian high resolution near-infrared imager for the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) which will make use of both Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics (MCAO) and interferometric beam combination. Currently, the instrument is in the AIV phase at MPIA and i am a part of this team. One of the preliminary tasks is to develop algorithms to realize layer-oriented MCAO from partially non-illuminated pupil images obtained from the mid-high wavefront sensor.

Supervisor: Tom Herbst (MPIA)

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