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Experiences with smart structures for on-orbit vibration isolation
Author(s): Leslie A. Sullivan; R. Scott Erwin; Keith K. Denoyer
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Paper Abstract

The Air Force Research Laboratory is currently conducting a number of space flight experiments with the goal of demonstrating and transitioning smart structures technology to the operational user. Three of these experiments have focused on approaches for providing high-performance on- orbit isolation to precision spacecraft payloads. This paper will describe the design and performance of two systems that are slated for a 2000 launch; the vibration isolation, suppression, and steering experiments and the satellite ultra-quiet isolation technology experiment. Additionally, this paper will provide an overview of a third program initiated in 1999, the miniature vibration isolation system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3991, Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (12 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388153
Show Author Affiliations
Leslie A. Sullivan, Computer Sciences Corp. (United States)
R. Scott Erwin, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Keith K. Denoyer, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3991:
Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies
Jack H. Jacobs, Editor(s)

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