Real time control of the flexible dynamics of orbital launch vehicles

J. Bos, van den, M. Steinbuch, H.M. Gutierrez

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Abstract

During this traineeship the flexible dynamics of orbital launch vehicles are estimated and controlled in real time, using distributed fiber-Bragg sensor arrays for motion estimation and cold gas thrusters for control. The use of these cold-gas thrusters to actively control flexible modes is the main focus of this project. Both physical modeling and system identification procedures are used to model the built thrusters, using selected fast switching solenoid valves. A baseline Bang-Bang controller is implemented on a Real Time LabVIEW platform. Both simulations and experiments give satisfactory results and propositions for future work are made.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherEindhoven University of Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameCST
Volume2011.104

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