Modeling and Control of Inflatable Space Structures
In this project mathematical models of inflatable space structures, specifically inflatable space reflectors, are developed. To be able to control the shape of a reflector one can use piezoelectric polymers as actuators which are bonded to the reflecting surface. The modeling of theses piezoelectric elements is done in the infinite dimensional port-Hamiltonian framework. We are also focusing on the spatial discretization of the infinite dimensional port-Hamiltonian models to be able to design a finite dimension shape controller by using passivity based control methods. The main focus in the spatial discretization step is to preserve the structure of the model.
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