Identification and control of NASA's ACES structures Conference Paper uri icon


  • Results are presented of identification and control experiments on NASA's ACES structure at the Marshall Space Flight Center. The models used for controller design were obtained from identification experiments employing the algorithm Q-Markov cover. The OVC algorithm used for control design produces a controller minimizing the control energy of the closed-loop system, subject to inequality constraints on each of the output variances. The identified model matches the experimental data for the ACES structure reasonably well. The line of sight pointing errors of the structure are substantially reduced by the controllers.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the American Control Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, K., & Skelton, R. E.

complete list of authors

  • Liu, K||Skelton, RE

publication date

  • December 1991