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Structural design of active precision structures
Author(s): W. Charon
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Paper Abstract

The independent structural design for stochastically disturbed activestructures, as part of the integrated structure/control design methodology, is the subjectof this paper. The methodology requires the consideration of a generic controller in or- der to guarantee the performances of the active structure resulting from the mechanicaldesign.An elastic 20 m long Extendable and Retractable Mast fitted with piezoelectric local ac- tuators and an offset rigid antenna illustrates the method.Configurations, values of modal dampings are investigated using modal analysis, analy- sis of disturbance and actuator effects, inclusion of modal shapes, choice of actuatorsand sensors, determination of final performances.

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Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 17771Z (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298094
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W. Charon, Dornier GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1777:
First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Brian Culshaw; Peter T. Gardiner; Alaster McDonach, Editor(s)

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