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Docking control experiment of a free-floating variable-geometry truss
Author(s): Kohichi Miura; Huang Shengyang; M. C. Natori; Tetsu Nishimura
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Paper Abstract

The motion control concerning a free-floating variable geometry truss is discussed. The basic equations for docking control are derived, and to test their validity and explore the practical availability of such a structure in the coming space construction, a docking experiment is carried out. The set-up of experimental apparatus and a VGT model, as well as the control architecture, are illustrated, and various controlled configurations are clearly shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2921, International Conference on Experimental Mechanics: Advances and Applications, (20 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.269859
Show Author Affiliations
Kohichi Miura, Nihon Univ. (Japan)
Huang Shengyang, Toyota Technologic Institute Univ. (Japan)
M. C. Natori, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Tetsu Nishimura, Nihon Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2921:
International Conference on Experimental Mechanics: Advances and Applications
Fook Siong Chau; C. T. Lim, Editor(s)

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