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Optimal deployment of the spoke of a largesized transformable reflector according to the hierarchy of criteria


S.A. Kabanov, D.S. Kabanov


Baltic State Technical University «VOENMEH» named after D. F. Ustinov
Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation


The article discusses the process of controlling the angular motion of the spoke of a large-sized space-based reflector, taking into account bending vibrations. Currently, large antennas are actively used for receiving and transmitting data. When launching large structures into space, the problem arises of reliably deployment the spokes, since they are packed in a small volume to be able to be installed in a launch vehicle. Due to the possibility of various abnormal situations, such as jamming of elements, engagement of the net, it is necessary to re-deployment the antenna. Therefore, it is important to develop control algorithms that can reliably solve the problems of direct and reverse motion. In the process of deployment and bringing together the elements of the reflector, various deformations appear in the structure. When the antenna spokes are brought together, lateral oscillations make the largest contribution to the oscillatory of the transient process. Currently, elastically deformed elements are used to deployment large-sized reflectors, and a control program is also used. This prevents the control from being adjusted when the deployment conditions change. The paper investigates the possibility of minimizing the vibrations of a structure during its deployment by using optimal control algorithms in real time. The forward and reverse motion of the antenna elements is performed by means of a two-criteria hierarchy optimization. The results of numerical simulation of the optimal rotation of the reflector spoke are presented. The proposed algorithm allows you to choose the optimal control in emergency situations for various types of large reflectors.


mathematical model, rotational motion, modeling of the process of deployment the spoke, large-sized transformable reflector, sequential optimization algorithm.


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Kabanov S.A., Kabanov D.S. Optimal deployment of the spoke of a largesized transformable reflector according to the hierarchy of criteria // Spacecrafts & Technologies, 2021, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 191-197. doi: 10.26732/

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