Project 4 – Atmospheric Turbulence Measurements
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.
To measure the atmospheric turbulence profile prior to the operation of the Adaptive Optics systems, a scintillation detection and ranging (SCIDAR) system is being developed. The successful candidate will support the operation of the system through the telescope. The system will also undergo some upgrades, improving its operation. The successful candidate will also support the upgrades by helping with the alignment and integration of new optical components. Working hours during late evenings are to be expected.
Scope of Work
- Support in system operation
- 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 Doris Grosse
- Dr Francis Bennet
Please contact Dr Doris Grosse for further information on Doris.Grosse(at)anu.edu.au or (02) 6125 0285.