What is Pyramir? Pyramir is a near infrared wavefront sensor based on the Pyramid Sensor (Ragazzoni, 1996). Pyramir is designed to be installed in MPIA's high order adaptive optics system ALFA in summer 2005.

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Ligori, Sebastiano; Grimm, Bernhard; Hippler, Stefan
Performance of PYRAMIR detector system
SPIE 5490, pp. 1278-1285 (2004)

Costa, Joana B.; Feldt, Markus; Wagner, Karl; Bizenberger, Peter; Hippler, Stefan; Baumeister, Harald; Stumpf, Micaela; Ragazzoni, Roberto; Esposito, Simone; Henning, Thomas
Status report of PYRAMIR: a near-infrared pyramid wavefront sensor for ALFA
SPIE 5490, pp. 1189-1199 (2004)

Costa, Joana B.; Hippler, Stefan; Feldt, Markus; Esposito, Simone; Ragazzoni, Roberto; Bizenberger, Peter; Puga, Elena; Henning, Thomas F. E.
PYRAMIR: a near-infrared pyramid wavefront sensor for the Calar Alto adaptive optics system
SPIE 4839, pp. 280-287 (2003)

Project Team 2005: Harald Baumeister (Construction), Peter Bizenberger (Optics), Wolfgang Brandner (Science), Bernhard Grimm (Electronics), Markus Feldt (PI, Science), Thomas Henning (MPIA director), Stefan Hippler (PM, Software), Werner Laun (Cryo/Vacuum Design), Sebastiano Ligori (Detector Readout), Udo Neumann (Software), Diethard Peter (Lab Tests, Commissioning, Science Verification), Ralf-Rainer Rohloff (Opto-Mechanics), Norbert Salm (Detector Control Electronics), Clemens Storz (Detector Control Software), Karl Wagner (Instrument Control Electronics), Karl Zimmermann (Software).

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