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Active Vibration Control For Lasers And Spacecraft
Author(s): Jerome Pearson
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Paper Abstract

The Active Control of Space Structures (ACOSS) program of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has identified problems in active vibration control of structural modes in extremely flexible space structures and in precisely pointed optics. The Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories programs are an outgrowth of the ACOSS program. They are aimed at the problems of sensors, actuators, and their dynamic interactions with the structure to be controlled, and at the problem of system identification by one-g laboratory experiments. The VCOSS-1 and VCOSS-2 programs (Vibration Control of Space Structures) address the dynamic interactions of the sensor-actuator-structure; the Benchless Laser program and the Airborne Laser Mirror-Control program address the active control of HEL mirrors; the Experimental Modal Analysis and Component Synthesis and the Large Space Structure Dynamics programs address the problems of system identification and testing. Closer coordination with NASA and DARPA is being sought in support of on-orbit dynamic testing using the Space Shuttle and in the development of a national facility for one-g dynamics testing of large space structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0383, Deployable Optical Systems, (1 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934926
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Jerome Pearson, Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0383:
Deployable Optical Systems
Janet S. Fender, Editor(s)

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