Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 718–726 | Cite as

Algorithm for Controlling a Multielement Mirror using the Millimetron Space Telescope as an Example

  • V. V. SychevEmail author
  • A. I. Klem
Adaptive and Integral Optics


A new algorithm for controlling a multielement mirror of a large telescope is considered and justified in the general case for a large number of joints between rows of elements. It is intended for the creation of an effective unified control system for several objects under the constraints of budget error limits. A version of this algorithm is suggested in the autostabilization system of the Millimetron telescope. An error in the relative positioning of the elements is estimated and the sensor positions are detected. The results confirm quite successful the applicability of this control algorithm as a part of the adaptation contour of large telescopes with multielement primary mirrors.


control algorithm system of automatic stabilization composite primary mirror position controlling system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bauman Moscow State Technical UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Astro Space Center, Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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