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1 December 1991 Adaptive structures technology programs for space-based optical systems
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An overview of three ongoing TRW projects in the area of active structures is presented. The first project involves the development and validation of active member technology for future use in space based optical systems. The autonomous identification of changes in active structures and updating local compensator parameters for maximum performance is investigated in the second project. The third project is concerned with system level applications of active members to slewing and maneuvering aircraft. Mechanical, structural dynamics, and electronics tests of active members are described. Systems identification, compensation design, and performance simulation in active structure monitoring is reviewed and precision control of agile spacecraft is discussed.
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Robert S. Betros, Allen J. Bronowicki, and Raymond A. Manning "Adaptive structures technology programs for space-based optical systems", Proc. SPIE 1542, Active and Adaptive Optical Systems, (1 December 1991);

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