Identification of large structures on orbit A survey Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper seeks to provide a brief overview of the somewhat unfamiliar concept underlying system identification especially as it applies to large flexible space structures. Having elaborated on the concept, the authors provide a detailed description of the identification process including model development, its experimental validation and final certification. This discussion is followed by a classification of the different identification methods and a brief evaluation of the potential of existing methodology to address special circumstances of large flexible space structures. The paper concludes by making a few recommendations that are deemed necessary to meet the enormous challenges posed by the deployment or erection of large space structures. © 1989.

author list (cited authors)

  • Denman, E. E., Hasselman, T. K., Juang, J., Junkins, J. L., Kamat, M., Sun, C. T., Udwadia, F., & Venkayya, V. B.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • January 1989