Adaptive Spatio-Temporal Control: a Practical Approach to Achieve Unprecedented Structural Vibration Control Performance, Robustness, and Reliability

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
35867
Agency Tracking Number:
35867
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sheet Dynamics, Ltd. (Currently Etegent Technologies, LTD)
8686 Long Lane, Cincinnati, OH, 45231
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Shelley, Ph. D.
(513) 965-7801
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Adaptive spatio-temporal filtering methods are proposed which are inherently suitable to utilizing many sensors and actuators to achieve superior control and monitoring of structures for vibration and shape control and damage detection. When utilizing large numbers of sensors and actuators, failure detection and failure recovery become important issues. The adaptive spatio-temporal filtering methods can detect and accommodate sensor and actuator failures, reconfiguring spatial filter coefficients, on-line, to best utilize the remaining sensors and actuators to maintain control performance. Fast and accurate estimation of the dynamic characteristics (pole values) of time varying structures is facilitated by the spatil ,-temporal filters reducing complex multi-mode response to sets of simple single-degree-of-freedom responses. This research and development will result in lower operating costs and improved performance of a variety of military and commercial applications by achieving lower vibration levels, improved fatigue life, increased comfort and accuracy. Applications include aircraft vibration, noise, and flutter reduction, improved weapons and sensing platform stability for increased accuracy.

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