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Jitter suppression experiment passive damping design cycle
Author(s): Michael L. Drake; Geoffrey J. Frank; Steven E. Olson
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Paper Abstract

The University of Dayton Research Institute is teamed with McDonnell Douglas Aerospace to develop and fly a NASA IN-STEP experiment entitled Jitter Suppression Experiment (JSX). The JSX will demonstrate a combined active/passive vibration control system on an actual full scale space structure. This paper presents the details of the design of the passive control system to be applied to six graphite/epoxy support tubes for a gimballed telescope assembly (GTA) and the results of concept development laboratory tests. The most promising damping concepts for tubes such as the GTA truss tubes were constrained layer dampers and tuned dampers. The advantages and disadvantages of each of these damping concepts and the reasons for choosing a constrained layer concept are discussed. To verify the effectiveness of the passive damping design and to determine the constrained layer damping system effectiveness for axial modes, a finite element analysis of a single truss tube with the proposed constraining layer design was performed. A laboratory simulation was designed, developed, and evaluated to verify the analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2193, Smart Structures and Materials 1994: Passive Damping, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174111
Show Author Affiliations
Michael L. Drake, Univ. of Dayton Research Institute (United States)
Geoffrey J. Frank, Univ. of Dayton Research Institute (United States)
Steven E. Olson, Univ. of Dayton Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2193:
Smart Structures and Materials 1994: Passive Damping
Conor D. Johnson, Editor(s)

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