Sparse Image Reconstruction for the SPIDER Optical Interferometric Telescope

Luke Pratley, Luke Pratley, Jason Mcewen

Abstract

The concept of a recently proposed small-scale interferometric optical imaging device, an instrument known as the Segmented Planar Imaging Detector for Electro-optical Reconnaissance (SPIDER), is of great interest for its possible applications in astronomy and space science. Due to low weight, low power consumption, and high resolution, the SPIDER telescope could replace the large space telescopes that exist today. Unlike traditional optical interferometry the SPIDER accurately retrieves both phase and amplitude information, making the measurement process analogous to a radio interferometer. State of the art sparse radio interferometric image reconstruction techniques have been gaining traction in radio astronomy and reconstruct accurate images of the radio sky. In this work we describe algorithms from radio interferometric imaging and sparse image reconstruction and demonstrate their application to the SPIDER concept telescope through simulated observation and reconstruction of the optical sky. Such algorithms are important for providing high fidelity images from SPIDER observations, helping to power the SPIDER concept for scientific and astronomical analysis.

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Pratley L. and Mcewen J. (2021). Sparse Image Reconstruction for the SPIDER Optical Interferometric Telescope.In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS, ISBN 978-989-758-492-3, pages 104-109. DOI: 10.5220/0010322601040109


in Bibtex Style

@conference{photoptics21,
author={Luke Pratley and Jason Mcewen},
title={Sparse Image Reconstruction for the SPIDER Optical Interferometric Telescope},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,},
year={2021},
pages={104-109},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010322601040109},
isbn={978-989-758-492-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,
TI - Sparse Image Reconstruction for the SPIDER Optical Interferometric Telescope
SN - 978-989-758-492-3
AU - Pratley L.
AU - Mcewen J.
PY - 2021
SP - 104
EP - 109
DO - 10.5220/0010322601040109