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