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- The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna mission is a planned gravitational wave detector consisting of three spacecraft in heliocentric orbit. Laser interferometry is used to measure distance fluctuations between test masses aboard each spacecraft to the picometer level over a 5 million kilometer separation. The Disturbance Reduction System comprises the pointing and positioning control of the spacecraft, electrostatic suspension control of the test masses, and point-ahead and acquisition control. This paper presents a control architecture and design for the Disturbance Reduction System to meet the stringent pointing and positioning requirements. Simulations are performed to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed architecture.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20040171663.
ISSFD Conference; 11-15 Oct. 2004; Munich; Germany.
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