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Astronautics laboratory smart structures/skins program overview
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Paper Abstract

The development status of the USAF Astronautics Laboratory's contractual and in-house investigations into 'smart' aerospace structures and skins is evaluated. Plans have been drawn up for the incorporation of smart-structures technologies into future satellite vibration active control systems capable of sensing, evaluating, and damping-out any natural and spurious vibrations. In addition, health monitoring to sense any major degradation of the structure will be incorporated. Attention is given to the major role played by fiber-optics.

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Date Published: 1 December 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1370, Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins III, (1 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.24863
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Steven Fulton Griffin, U.S. Air Force Astronautics La (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1370:
Fiber Optic Smart Structures and Skins III
Richard O. Claus; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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