Digital control algorithms for microgravity isolation systems

Alok Sinha, Y. P. Wang

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    New digital control algorithms have been developed to achieve the desired transmissibility function for a microgravity isolation system. Two approaches have been presented for the controller design in the context of a single degree of freedom system for which an attractive electromagnet is used as the actuator. The relative displacement and the absolute acceleration of the mass have been used as feedback signals. The results from numerical studies are presented. It has been found that the resulting transmissibility is quite close to the desired function. Also, the maximum coil currents required by new algorithms are smaller than the maximum current demanded by the previously proposed lead/lag method.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)256-263
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Vibration and Acoustics, Transactions of the ASME
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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