Reduced-order filtering for flexible space structures
- Sims, Craig S.
- Sep 1, 1990.
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- There is a need for feedback control of the large flexible space structures which are going to be increasingly important in the future of the space program. These structures are very lightly damped, and vibrations may persist for a long time when the system is disturbed unless an active feedback control strategy is used to damp out the vibrations. The system is best described by a partial differential equation description, but the more common approach is to use a large set of second order differential equations, where a large number of modes must be retained if the mathematics is to provide an adequate description of the dynamical process. Sensors, such as accelerometers and rate gyros, may provide data to the feedback controller so that it may respond appropriately to control the system. The data from the sensors is not perfect, but is subject to noise, called measurement noise, and the dynamical process itself is subject to disturbances referred to as process noise. Filtering the sensor signals to remove the measurement noise, and using the resulting state estimates to control the system are investigated.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19910004029.
Accession ID: 91N13342.
Hampton Univ., NASA/American Society for Engineering Ed; Hampton Univ., NASA(.
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