Overview of the main projects I've led and been involved with over the years...
The PHARAOH project aims the detection of exo-Planets via High-Accuracy Radial-velocity spectrographic measurements with Adaptive Optics enHancement. The chief objective of this proposal is therefore to assess the impact of adaptive-optics AO) correction on the detectability of Earth-like planets with a high-resolution, high-stability spectrograph on the future European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT).
Publications: see here
I've led efforts related to the optimisation of sky-coverage through the optimal dynamical estimation of tilt and tilt-anisoplanatism modes. In parallel PSF reconstruction from AO telemetry was given wide attention for such a novel and demanding AO multi-conjugate mode.
Subaru's Raven (w/ CNRC & UVic)
The Raven project, being developed at the University of Victoria Adaptive Optics Lab, was be the first Multi-Object Adaptive Optics (MOAO) technical and science demonstrator installed on an 8 m class telescope, the Subaru Telescope.
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