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)