Vibration control of a flexible beam using a distributed fiber optic sensor

D. Cox, D. Thomas, K. Reichard, D. K. Lindner, R. O. Claus

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Abstract

Modal domain sensors are few-mode optical fibers that have been shown to produce predictable interference patterns when strained. The use of a modal domain sensor in a vibration control experiment is described. An optical fiber is bonded along the length of a flexible beam. A control signal derived from the output of the modal domain sensor is used to suppress vibrations induced in the beam. A distributed effect model for the modal domain sensor is developed. This model is combined with models of the beam and actuator dynamics to produce a system suitable for control design. Simulated results are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2685-2686
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventProceedings of the 28th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Part 2 (of 3) - Tampa, FL, USA
Duration: Dec 13 1989Dec 15 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization

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