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Space structure vibration control using an optical matrix processor
Author(s): Maria G. Bualat; Charles K. Gary
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Paper Abstract

Large, flexible space platforms, such as the proposed Space Station Freedom and Earth Observing System, may experience vibrations caused by astronauts, motorized instruments, or cooling systems which disturb sensitive pointing operations elsewhere on the platform. Linear control systems can be used to dampen these vibrations. In this paper, we discuss the application of optically implemented linear control algorithms to a truss structure model as NASA's Ames Research Center. We describe the system architecture and discuss the effect of reduced accuracy in linear control systems due to analog computation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2297, Photonics for Processors, Neural Networks, and Memories II, (29 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187289
Show Author Affiliations
Maria G. Bualat, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Charles K. Gary, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2297:
Photonics for Processors, Neural Networks, and Memories II
Joseph L. Horner; Bahram Javidi; Stephen T. Kowel, Editor(s)

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