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Survey of state-of-the-art vibration isolation research and technology for space applications
Author(s): Michael F. Winthrop; Richard G. Cobb
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Paper Abstract

A broad survey of current literature detailing the current state-of-the-art and future research trends in vibration isolation for current and proposed space systems is presented. Terminology for vibration control is first defined. Next, the vibration isolation problem is discussed taking into account nonlinearities of variable parameters. It is followed by a discussion of some current space specific applications, illustrating the tremendous importance of vibration control technology for space and the challenges these applications present. Next, a discussion of vibration control elements is provided. Finally, a summary of semi-active control strategies is presented and conclusions are drawn about the state of the art.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 July 2003
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5052, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Damping and Isolation, (31 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.483944
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Michael F. Winthrop, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Richard G. Cobb, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5052:
Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Damping and Isolation
Gregory S. Agnes; Kon-Well Wang, Editor(s)

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