NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center’s Systematic Image-Based Optical Alignment (SIBOA) Testbed was developed to test phase retrieval algorithms and hardware techniques. Individuals working with the facility developed the idea of implementing phase retrieval by breaking the determination of the tip/tilt of each mirror apart from the piston motion (or translation) of each mirror. Presented in this report is an algorithm that determines the optimal phase correction associated only with the piston motion of the mirrors.
Phase Retrieval Using a Genetic Algorithm on the Systematic Image-Based Optical Alignment Test BedPhysics Faculty Research
Citation InformationJ. Taylor, “Phase Retrieval Using a Genetic Algorithm on the Systematic Image-Based Optical Alignment Test Bed,” NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program NASA/CR-2003- 212397, 2003.