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An experimental study on reflector wave-front error correction using PZT actuators
Author(s): Lan Lan; Shuidong Jiang; Yang Zhou; Houfei Fang; Zhigang Wu; Jianming Du
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Paper Abstract

An adaptive control system for correcting wave-front error of a CFRC reflector has been studied. Errors investigated in this paper were mainly introduced by fabrication and gravity. 72 Piezoelectric Ceramic Transducer (PZT) actuators were integrated to the CFRC reflector to conduct wave-front error control. The adaptive CFRC reflector was fixed on an optical platform without any external loads. The temperature and humidity were well controlled during the experimental study. The wave-front error correction algorithm is based on influence matrix approach coupled with least squares optimization method. The linear relationship between the PZT actuator’s input voltage and the output displacement of the adaptive CFRC reflector surface is validated. A laser displacement sensor was used for measuring the displacements. The influence matrix was obtained experimentally by measuring the displacements of the associated points while each actuator was activated separately. The wave-front error and influence matrix were measured using a V-Stars photogrammetry system. Experimental investigation validated that this adaptive control system is capable to significantly reduce the reflector surface geometry error. Experimental results are correlated very well with simulation results which were obtained by using a multidisciplinary analytical approach. Conclusions of this study suggest that the adaptive CFRC reflector technology can provide a low cost method to significantly increase the precision of a CFRC reflector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2016
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9799, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2016, 97990G (15 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2218713
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Lan Lan, Shanghai YS Information Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
Shuidong Jiang, Shanghai YS Information Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
Yang Zhou, Shanghai YS Information Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
Houfei Fang, Shanghai YS Information Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
Zhigang Wu, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
Jianming Du, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9799:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2016
Gyuhae Park, Editor(s)

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