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Compact high-accuracy Inductosyn-based gimbal control system
Author(s): Brad Liebst; William R. Verbanets; James E. Kimbrell
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Paper Abstract

A 1-kHz control system for precision position control of a two-axis gimballed mirror is presented. The control system is unique in that it uses the state estimator's position estimates to excite the Inductosyn position transducers. Also presented is a concise algorithm for proximate time optimum control within available motor torque (or alternatively, maximum gimbal acceleration) and maximum allowable gimbal rate. The newly developed Inductosyn excitation/reduction scheme and proximate time optimum algorithm are successfully demonstrated on hardware designed, constructed, and tested by Contraves USA, where accuracies better than 4 arc seconds were measured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1482, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing V, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45716
Show Author Affiliations
Brad Liebst, Contraves USA, Inc. (United States)
William R. Verbanets, Contraves USA, Inc. (United States)
James E. Kimbrell, Contraves USA, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1482:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing V
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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