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Nonlinear control of the optical delay line pathlength
Author(s): Boris J. Lurie; John J. Hench; Asif Ahmed; Fred Y. Hadaegh
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the problem of designing a control system for an interferometer delay line which contains coarse-vernier loops. The vernier loop compensator has nonlinear dynamics and includes a local feedback path containing a deadzone. This accomplishes two objectives: global stability and good transient response to large signals. In addition, by ensuring global stability in the vernier loop, the gain of the coarse loop may be increased thus providing greater disturbance rejection in the overall loop.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3692, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XIII, (15 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352856
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Boris J. Lurie, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
John J. Hench, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Asif Ahmed, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Fred Y. Hadaegh, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3692:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XIII
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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