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Predictive Controller and Estimator for NASA Deep Space Network Antennas

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W. Gawronski

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 116(2), 241-248 (Jun 01, 1994) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2899216 History: Received June 21, 1991; Online March 17, 2008

Abstract

This paper presents a modified output prediction procedure, and a new controller design based on the predictive control law. Also, a predictive estimator is developed for implementing the controller. The predictive controller was designed and simulated for tracking control of the NASA Deep Space Network 70-m antenna. Simulation results show significant improvement in tracking performance compared to the linear quadratic controller and estimator presently in use.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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