Modelling and Performance Assessment of an Antenna-Control System

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C. R. Burrows

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 104(1), 41-48 (Mar 01, 1982) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3149629 History: Received January 13, 1981; Online July 21, 2009


An assessment is made of a surveillance-radar control system designed to provide a sector-search capability and continuous control of antenna speed without unwanted torque-reaction on the supporting mast. These objectives are attained by utilizing regenerative braking, and control is exercised through Perbury CVTs. A detailed analysis of the system is given. The models derived for the Perbury CVTs supplement the qualitative data contained in earlier papers. Some results from a computer simulation are presented. Although the paper is concerned with a particular problem, the analysis of the CVTs, and the concept of using energy transfer to control large inertial loads, are of more general interest.

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