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Hardware simulation of a space platform line-of-sight stabilization system
Author(s): Bruce P. Connors
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes simulation of a space-platform line-of-sight (LOS) stabilization system on a ground-based hardware simulator. A definition of the two-body space platform system is given followed by an explanation of how that system is simulated on the hardware. Sensor synthesis, optical magnification simulation, and structural mode simulation are discussed. Two control systems are described: 1) Alignment Inertial Reference (AIR) platform, and 2) aligtiment system. The platform control system is a digital variable structure system known as Proximate Time-Optimal Servomechanism (PTOS). The alignment control system uses an analog linear control scheme to control two steering mirrors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1303, Advances in Optical Structure Systems, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21509
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Bruce P. Connors, Martin Marietta Astronautics Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1303:
Advances in Optical Structure Systems
John A. Breakwell; Victor L. Genberg; Gary C. Krumweide, Editor(s)

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