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Experimental control of microdynamic events observed during the testing of a large deployable optical structure
Author(s): Ruth L. Moser; R. Scott Erwin; Karl N. Schrader; Kevin Dean Bell; Steven Fulton Griffin; Michael K. Powers
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents experimental results relating to the Air Force Research Laboratory Precision Deployable Optics System (PDOS) ground demonstration. The PDOS experiment represents a sub-scale experimental test-bed for the demonstration of science and technology related to a large-aperture deployable space-based telescope systems. A description of the experimental test-bed is included. A description of microdynamic phenomena, referred to as `events' or `microlurches', observed during the test phase of the ground demonstration is presented. The performance of a three input, three output, high bandwidth structural controller operating in the presence of these events is presented and compared to the performance of the uncontrolled system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4013, UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394007
Show Author Affiliations
Ruth L. Moser, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
R. Scott Erwin, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Karl N. Schrader, SVS, Inc. (United States)
Kevin Dean Bell, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Steven Fulton Griffin, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Michael K. Powers, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4013:
UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments
James B. Breckinridge; Peter Jakobsen, Editor(s)

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