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12 June 2000 Experiences with smart structures for on-orbit vibration isolation
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The Air Force Research Laboratory is currently conducting a number of space flight experiments with the goal of demonstrating and transitioning smart structures technology to the operational user. Three of these experiments have focused on approaches for providing high-performance on- orbit isolation to precision spacecraft payloads. This paper will describe the design and performance of two systems that are slated for a 2000 launch; the vibration isolation, suppression, and steering experiments and the satellite ultra-quiet isolation technology experiment. Additionally, this paper will provide an overview of a third program initiated in 1999, the miniature vibration isolation system.
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Leslie A. Sullivan, R. Scott Erwin, and Keith K. Denoyer "Experiences with smart structures for on-orbit vibration isolation", Proc. SPIE 3991, Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (12 June 2000);

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