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dc.contributor.advisor Spanos, Pol D.
dc.creatorPostma, Barry Dirk
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:46:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:46:12Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17816
dc.description.abstract This thesis discusses application of a robust constrained optimization approach to control design to develop an Auto Balancing Controller (ABC) for a centrifuge rotor to be implemented on the International Space Station. The design goal is to minimize a performance objective of the system, while guaranteeing stability and proper performance for a range of uncertain plants. The performance objective is to minimize the translational response of the centrifuge rotor due to a fixed worst-case rotor imbalance. The robustness constraints are posed with respect to parametric uncertainty in the plant. The proposed approach to control design allows for both of these objectives to be handled within the framework of constrained optimization. The resulting controller achieves acceptable performance and robustness characteristics.
dc.format.extent 122 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectAerospace engineering
Mechanical engineering
dc.title Robust constrained optimization approach to control design for International Space Station centrifuge rotor auto balancing control system
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Mechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Postma, Barry Dirk. "Robust constrained optimization approach to control design for International Space Station centrifuge rotor auto balancing control system." (2005) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17816.


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