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An Experimental Test-Bed For Validation Of Control Methodologies In Large Space Optical Structures
Author(s): David C. Hyland
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews an optics/vibration experiment involving the Harris Deployable Multi-Hex Prototype - a reflector structure comprising a seven-panel array. Design considerations needed to ensure the emulation of vibration pathologies characteristic of SDI systems are discussed. The key aspects of dynamic complexity, deployability and proper combination of generically distinct vibration suppression methods are emphasized. We describe the experimental setup which follows as a consequence of these considerations. The projected test plan emphasizes combined orchestration of active and passive methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1987
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0748, Structural Mechanics of Optical Systems II, (3 June 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939827
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David C. Hyland, Harris Government Aerospace Systems Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0748:
Structural Mechanics of Optical Systems II
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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