Modeling and Control of Antennas and Telescopes by Wodek GawronskiModeling and Control of Antennas and Telescopes by Wodek Gawronski

Modeling and Control of Antennas and Telescopes

byWodek Gawronski

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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The book shows, step by step, the design, implementation, and testing of the antenna/telescope control system, from the design stage (analytical model) to fine tuning of the RF beam pointing (monopulse and conscan). The purpose of this book is to present the implementation of the new theoretical developments in structural dynamics and control theory in the antenna and telescope industry. Also to present the significant improvement in pointing accuracy of the antenna and telescope when the presented techniques are implemented.This book fills the need in the antenna/telescope control techniques. For long time, since 1990 when the last book was published, there was no publication on the antenna/telescope/radar modeling and control.
Title:Modeling and Control of Antennas and TelescopesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1441946241

ISBN - 13:9781441946249

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part I: Modeling.- Analytical Models.- Models from Identification.- Model Reduction.- Wind Disturbance Models.- Part II: Control.- Preliminaries.- PI and Feedforward Controllers.- LQG Controller.- H-infinity Controller.- Single-Loop Control.- Nonlinear Control.- RF Beam Control.- Track Level Compensation.

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From the reviews:"The book presents the author's research and experience in the area of antenna modeling, dynamics, and control. The analytical approach and the experimental approach to the subject are explained. The text is clearly written up-to-date authoritative reference describing the application part of the antenna control engineering. The monograph is primarily addressed to the antenna, telescope, and radiotelescope engineers, as well as researchers and students in motion control and mechatronics." (Lubomír Bakule, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1159, 2009)"This book is addressed to engineers and students interested in motion control and primarily to antenna, telescope, and radio telescope engineers. It is based on the author's experience with the NASA Deep Space Network antennas. The first part of the book covers the modeling of antennas, while the second part covers control . ." (IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Vol. 30, February, 2010)