Project 1 – Adaptive Optics Imaging
Within the framework of the Space Environment Management Cooperative Research Centre (http://www.serc.org.au), the ANU RSAA has partnered with EOS Space Systems (http://www.eos-aus.com) to build Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics (LGS AO) systems that will improve current EOS space debris tracking capabilities at the Mount Stromlo Observatory. There are two systems currently under development at the ANU: an Adaptive Optics imaging system and an Adaptive Optics debris manoeuvre system.
The Adaptive Optics Imaging (AOI) system is designed to image satellites in lower earth orbit. The successful candidate will support the adaptive optics team in aligning and testing components of the system in the laboratory. Furthermore, the successful candidate will also help with the entire system integration in the laboratory and successively in the telescope, if time permits given the short time frame of the internship.
Scope of Work
- Optical alignment and testing of (electro-)optical components
- Report (required)
- Presentation (required)
Basic understanding of all, and past experience preferably in more than one of the following disciplines: Optics, photonics, imaging systems, image analysis, instrumentation, system and signal theory, signal processing or mechanical design such as Solid Works.
Self-motivated, independent, good communicator, at ease working in a multi-disciplinary projects. Willing to learn new concepts and tools, fluent in English.
- Dr Francis Bennet
- Mr Michael Copeland
Please contact Dr Francis Bennet for further information on Francis.Bennet(at)anu.edu.au or (02) 6125 8900.