Parallel Optical System Design Module

Chang-Hong Chien, Richard G. Lyon , and Timothy P. Murphy
Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences
NASA/GSFC Code 930.5, Greenbelt MD, 20771


A new MPI-based code, Parallel Module Optical Designer (Pmod), is recently developed. Pmod has a mission-critical role in designing the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Next Generation Space Telescope. A self-learning function is embedded to adapt variational optical systems, e.g., the number of mirrors, the shape of mirror, and the number of wavefront, etc., and various platforms in the achievement of reaching maximum efficiency of parallelism.

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