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Preliminary analysis of hybrid launch isolation for spacecraft
Author(s): Gregory G. Karahalis; Gregory S. Agnes
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Paper Abstract

As commercial and government space applications shift to smaller satellites there is an increased need to control the environmental loads the satellite must experience during launch. Recently, a passive vibration isolation system was successfully deployed. Seeing to enhance the passive isolator's effects research has shifted to active isolation techniques. This paper summarizes the results of recent research to develop a launch vehicle flight model and suitable environmental conditions to analyze the effectiveness of various passive and hybrid isolation techniques. Results include comparison of the isolator's performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3674, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (9 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351573
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Gregory G. Karahalis, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Gregory S. Agnes, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3674:
Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies
Jack H. Jacobs, Editor(s)

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