The PAVO beam combiner is a new concept in visible beam combination for long baseline optical interferometry. Section E of the original ARC proposal and the Powerpoint presentation given to the CHARA collaboration in New York in March 2007 are below. PAVO has been given USD $70K by the W.M. Keck Foundation as part of their funding of visible beam combination at CHARA, and AUD $267K from the ARC. For more on the specific implementations, go to SUSI or CHARA.

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Common Technical Stuff

Many technical considerations are common to both SUSI and CHARA. An early technical document, mainly addressing issues with the relatively long exposure times as raised by John Monnier, is given below.