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Multiprocessor control design for precision pointing systems
Author(s): Robert L. Van Allen; W. Bruce DeShetler; Michael A. Kvasnack
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Paper Abstract

The rapid development of digital processing raises the possibility for high speed control system architectures which are distributed in nature; that is, high speed special purpose processors tied together with a centralized overall executive. This processing architecture, while allowing more flexibility to the software programmer, introduces additional complexity into the control system design. For example, the separate digital blocks will be subject to 'slightly random' timing jitter which may degrade control loop performance and stability. This paper applies H(infinity ) analysis techniques to a multirate/asynchronous sampling digital control example to determine stability and control performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1995
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2468, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing IX, (26 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210434
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Robert L. Van Allen, SVS, Inc. (United States)
W. Bruce DeShetler, SVS, Inc. (United States)
Michael A. Kvasnack, SVS, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2468:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing IX
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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