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Analysis and control of flexible space structures employing distributed actuators and sensors
Author(s): Carl T. Sawyer; Fuh-Gwo Yuan; Gordon K.F. Lee
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Paper Abstract

A theory is developed that incorporates the piezoelectric effect into slewing flexible composite materials using classical laminate theory. Using the piezoelectric material as a modal sensors allows for placement of all of the poles of the system without the need for a state observer design. Pole placement is used on a numeric example involving a graphite epoxy beam and a DC motor. Critical damping of both the motor and beam are achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2233, Sensor Fusion and Aerospace Applications II, (22 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179037
Show Author Affiliations
Carl T. Sawyer, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Fuh-Gwo Yuan, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Gordon K.F. Lee, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2233:
Sensor Fusion and Aerospace Applications II
Nagaraj Nandhakumar, Editor(s)

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