Research Summaries

Back A Pseudospectral Approach for the Control and Optimization of Large Segmented Mirrors

Fiscal Year 2009
Division Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science
Department Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Investigator(s) Ross, Isaac M.
Sponsor National Reconnaissance Office (DoD)
Summary The objective of this proposal is to develop and analyze a pseudospectral framework for the integrated control and optimization of the very large-scale control system (thousands of sensors and actuators) found in the design of large telescopes based on segmented mirror technology. The proposed approach is exploratory in nature, and if successful, is expected to have a long-term sustained impact on the development of extremely large telescopes. The proposed research parallels the techniques that are currently being implemented on the segmented mirror demonstrator.
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