Accession Number : AD0638734

Title :   OPTIMAL CONTROL OF MANEUVER-INDUCED VIBRATION IN FLEXIBLE AERO AND SPACE VEHICLES.

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Karnopp,Dean

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Forces applied to a large, flexible aero or space vehicle in order to change the vehicle's attitude or position will in general also excite undesirable vibration. The added cost in terms of time, complexity of thrust pattern and fuel or total control effort required to effect a given maneuver when the unwanted vibration is suppressed is studied in this paper. Techniques for interpreting optimal solutions to these problems are given based on the use of multiple phase plane plots. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACECRAFT, *VIBRATION), CONTROL, OPTIMIZATION, AEROSPACE CRAFT, FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES, THRUST, MANEUVERING SATELLITES

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE