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Conceptual Design For Active Structural Control Of A Large Optical System
Author(s): Jerome D. Gottesman; Gon-Yen Shen; Shiva S. Tripathi
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Paper Abstract

A design for the active structural control of a two-element laser beam expander is described. The lengths of selected struts of a trussed, quadrapod graphite/epoxy structure are monitored and controlled by sensor/actuators using a modal control technique with rate-damping enhancement. The details of structural design, optical arrangement, strut sensors and actuators, and control algorithms are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1987
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0748, Structural Mechanics of Optical Systems II, (3 June 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939825
Show Author Affiliations
Jerome D. Gottesman, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
Gon-Yen Shen, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
Shiva S. Tripathi, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)

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

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