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Mode estimation and adaptive feedforward control for stabilization of a flexible gun tube
Author(s): Mark W. Vandegrift; Michael T. DiRenzo
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we describe an approach for designing a pointing and stabilization system for an unbalanced, flexible gun. Our approach is based upon classical control techniques as well as system identification and adaptive feedforward techniques. Adaptive algorithms identify the flexible modes of the system and estimate the dynamics unbalance. This information is used to update the control law in order to improve the stabilization accuracy of the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3365, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XII, (30 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317530
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Mark W. Vandegrift, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)
Michael T. DiRenzo, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3365:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XII
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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