Autonomous distributed control of free-floating variable geometry trusses

K. Ishimura*, M. C. Natori, K. Higuchi

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An autonomous distributed control is introduced as a new control method. The effectiveness of the control is verified using a case study, where the control method is applied to the control of variable geometry trusses that has high redundancy. Through computer simulations, it is shown that various behaviors of variable geometry trusses are realized by very simple control rules of subsystems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2636-2643
Number of pages8
JournalCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structrures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference and Exhibit - St. Louis, MO, USA
Duration: 1999 Apr 121999 Apr 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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