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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30543

Title: Vibration Suppression of Large Space Structures Using an Optimized Distribution of Control Moment Gyros
Authors: Chee, Stephen
Advisor: Damaren, Christopher John
Department: Aerospace Science and Engineering
Keywords: Vibration Suppression
Issue Date: 6-Dec-2011
Abstract: Many space vehicles have been launched with large flexible components such as booms and solar panels. These large space structures (LSSs) have the potential to make attitude control unstable due to their lightly damped vibration. These vibrations can be controlled using a collection of control moment gyros (CMGs). CMGs consist of a spinning wheel in gimbals and produce a torque when the orientation of the wheel is changed. This study investigates the optimal distribution of these CMGs on LSSs for vibration suppression. The investigation considers a beam and a plate structure with evenly placed CMGs. The optimization allocates the amount of stored angular momentum possessed by these CMGs according to a cost function dependent on how quickly vibration motions are damped and how much control effort is exerted. The optimization results are presented and their effect on the motions of the beam and plate are investigated.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30543
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