A new approach to controller design for microgravity isolation systems

A. Sinha, C. K. Kao, C. Grodsinsky

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A new method has been developed to design an active vibration isolation system for microgravity space experiments. This method yields the required controller transfer functions for a specified transmissibility. Hence, it is a straightforward task to guarantee that the desired vibration isolation performance is achieved at each frequency. The theory for such a controller design has been presented by considering a single degree of freedom system. The magnitude of the control force required by the new method has been found to be less than that used by a standard phase lead/lag compensator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)771-775
Number of pages5
JournalActa Astronautica
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering


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