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Practical product implementation of an active/passive vibration isolation system
Author(s): Andrew M. Beard; Dale W. Schubert; Andreas H. von Flotow
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Paper Abstract

A hybrid active-passive vibration isolation system is considered for isolating sensitive payloads from seismic level base disturbances and payload induced force disturbances. Stability robustness requirements justify a detailed investigation of system dynamics, highlighting physical consequences of conventional actively enhanced soft mounting. The proposed `hard- mount' strategy provides desired performance and stability robustness, confirmed by theoretical and experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2264, Vibration Monitoring and Control, (4 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188877
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Andrew M. Beard, Barry Controls (United States)
Dale W. Schubert, Barry Controls (United States)
Andreas H. von Flotow, Hood Technology Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2264:
Vibration Monitoring and Control
Colin G. Gordon, Editor(s)

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