Adaptive structures: Challenges, issues, and opportunities

Alok Das, S. Vittal Rao, Ben K. Wada, Michael Obal

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Abstract

Because of the precise pointing/shape control needs of future space systems coupled with a 10-20-year life requirement and very stringent limitations on system weight, a new approach to their control system design was developed. This approach, adaptive structures, exploits recent breakthroughs in advanced composite materials, sensors and actuators, and intelligent control concepts to provide an integrated structure/controller. Ground experiments, the focus of which to demonstrate and evaluate the emerging control hardware and methodologies on realistic three-dimensional testbeds, are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages2538-2542
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780304500
StatePublished - 1991
EventProceedings of the 30th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Part 1 (of 3) - Brighton, Engl
Duration: Dec 11 1991Dec 13 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Volume3
ISSN (Print)0191-2216

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 30th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Part 1 (of 3)
CityBrighton, Engl
Period12/11/9112/13/91

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