Control system design and analysis using the INteractive Controls Analysis (INCA) programThe INteractive Controls Analysis (INCA) program was developed at the Goddard Space Flight Center to provide a user friendly efficient environment for the design and analysis of linear control systems. Since its inception, INCA has found extensive use in the design, development, and analysis of control systems for spacecraft, instruments, robotics, and pointing systems. Moreover, the results of the analytic tools imbedded in INCA have been flight proven with at least three currently orbiting spacecraft. This paper describes the INCA program and illustrates, using a flight proven example, how the package can perform complex design analyses with relative ease.
Bauer, Frank H. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Downing, John P. (Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA, United States)