Static Shape Determination and Control of Large Space Structures: II. A Large Space Antenna

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Connie J. Weeks

Navigation Systems Section, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. 91109

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 106(4), 267-272 (Dec 01, 1984) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3140684 History: Online July 21, 2009


An integral operator approach is used to derive solutions to static shape determination and control problems associated with large space structures. Problem assumptions include a linear self-adjoint system model, observations and control forces at discrete points, and quadratic performance criteria for the comparison of estimates or control forces. Solutions reduce to the solution of linear equations of dimension on the order of the numbers of observations or control forces. Results are illustrated by simulations with a finite element model of a large space antenna. Modal expansions for terms in the solution algorithms are presented, using modes from the static or associated dynamic model. These expansions provide approximate solutions in the event that a closed form analytical solution to the system boundary value problem is not available.

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