1 November 1990 Development of an active truss element for control of precision structures
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Abstract
An active structural element for use in precision control of large space structures is described. The active member is intended to replace a passive strut in a truss-like structure. It incorporates an eddy current displacement sensor and an actuator that is either piezoelectric (PZT) or electrostrictive (PMN). The design of the device is summarized. Performance of separate PZT and PMN actuators is compared for several properties relevant to submicrometer control of precision structures.
Eric H. Anderson, Donald M. Moore, James L. Fanson, Mark A. Ealey, "Development of an active truss element for control of precision structures," Optical Engineering 29(11), (1 November 1990). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.55735 . Submission:
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