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Versatile electro-optical sensor provides feedback for controls-structures interaction
Author(s): Everett L. Coffelt; Curtis L. Schroeder
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Paper Abstract

The importance of remote sensing for high-rate, high-accuracy position feedback in the control of large flexible structures is gaining wide recognition. Less obvious is the equally important use of these sensors for target tracking, proximity sensing, systems identification, and other control-related applications. The remote attitude measurement sensor (RAMS) can be easily adapted to satisfy each of these applications by selecting the optical components to meet specific measurement needs. The RAMS system has been configured to accept many different lens/target combinations and thereby provide versatility, easy of use, and reliable performance. Examples of typical applications are provided, along with descriptions of the sensor configurations and performance. Recent experiences in RAMS hardware development and testing are also described, including the use of RAMS for the Control, Astrophysics, and Structures Experiment in Space (CASES) Advanced Development Facility (ADF) and the controls-structures interaction demonstration experiment (C-SIDE).

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1693, Surveillance Technologies II, (28 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138072
Show Author Affiliations
Everett L. Coffelt, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)
Curtis L. Schroeder, Ball Aerospace Systems Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1693:
Surveillance Technologies II
Sankaran Gowrinathan; James F. Shanley, Editor(s)

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