16 September 2004 Parametric modeling and control of telescope wind-induced vibration
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A parametric model of the dynamic performance of an optical telescope due to wind-buffeting is presented. The model is being developed to support the design of next generation segmented-mirror optical telescopes through enabling rapid design iterations and allowing a more thorough exploration of the design space. A realistic performance assessment requires parametric descriptions of the wind, the structural dynamics, active control of the structure, and the optical response. The current model and its assumptions are presented, with the primary emphasis being on the parameterization of the wind forces. Understanding the temporal spectrum and spatial distribution of wind disturbances inside the telescope enclosure is one of the most challenging aspects in developing the overall parametric model. This involves integrating information from wind tunnel tests, computational fluid dynamics, and measurements at existing observatories. The potential and limitations of control to mitigate the response are also discussed, with realistic constraints on the control bandwidth obtained from the detailed structural model of a particular point design. Finally, initial results are presented on performance trends with a few key parameter variations.
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Douglas G. MacMynowski, George Z. Angeli, Konstantinos Vogiatzis, Joeleff Fitzsimmons, Stephen Padin, "Parametric modeling and control of telescope wind-induced vibration", Proc. SPIE 5497, Modeling and Systems Engineering for Astronomy, (16 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552282; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.552282

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