1 August 1991 Compact high-accuracy Inductosyn-based gimbal control system
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A 1-kHz control system for precision position control of a two-axis gimballed mirror is presented. The control system is unique in that it uses the state estimator's position estimates to excite the Inductosyn position transducers. Also presented is a concise algorithm for proximate time optimum control within available motor torque (or alternatively, maximum gimbal acceleration) and maximum allowable gimbal rate. The newly developed Inductosyn excitation/reduction scheme and proximate time optimum algorithm are successfully demonstrated on hardware designed, constructed, and tested by Contraves USA, where accuracies better than 4 arc seconds were measured.
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Brad Liebst, Brad Liebst, William R. Verbanets, William R. Verbanets, James E. Kimbrell, James E. Kimbrell, } "Compact high-accuracy Inductosyn-based gimbal control system", Proc. SPIE 1482, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing V, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45716; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.45716


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