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Development and approach to low-frequency microgravity isolation systemsThe low-gravity environment provided by space flight has afforded the science community a unique arena for the study of fundamental and technological sciences. However, the dynamic environment observed on space shuttle flights and predicted for Space Station Freedom has complicated the analysis of prior microgravity experiments and prompted concern for the viability of proposed space experiments requiring long-term, low-gravity environments. Thus, isolation systems capable of providing significant improvements to this random environment are being developed. The design constraints imposed by acceleration-sensitive, microgravity experiment payloads in the unique environment of space and a theoretical background for active isolation are discussed. A design is presented for a six-degree-of-freedom, active, inertial isolation system based on the baseline relative and inertial isolation techniques described.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Technical Publication (TP)
Grodsinsky, Carlos M.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1990
Subject Category
Engineering (General)
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.60:2984
Accession Number
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 694-03-03
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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