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Optical position measurement for a Large Gap Magnetic Suspension System
Author and Affiliation:
Welch, Sharon S.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Shelton, Kevin J.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Clemmons, James I.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Abstract: This paper describes the design of an optical position measurement system which is being built as part of the NASA Langley Large Gap Magnetic Suspension System (LGMSS). The LGMSS is a five degree-of-freedom, large-gap magnetic suspension system which is being built for Langley Research Center as part of the Advanced Controls Test Facility (ACTF). The LGMSS consists of a planar array of electromagnets which levitate and position a cylindrically shaped model containing a permanent magnet core. The optical position measurement system provides information on the location and orientation of the model to the LGMSS control system to stabilize levitation of the model.
Publication Date: May 01, 1991
Document ID:
19930060896
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 93A44893
Subject Category: RESEARCH AND SUPPORT FACILITIES (AIR)
Document Type: Preprint
Publication Information: 23 p.
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: ISA, International Instrumentation Symposium; 37th; May 5-9, 1991; San Diego, CA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: ISA
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: 23p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: DEGREES OF FREEDOM; MAGNETIC SUSPENSION; OPTICAL MEASUREMENT; POSITION (LOCATION); TEST FACILITIES; AEROSPACE ENVIRONMENTS; CHARGE COUPLED DEVICES; ELECTROMAGNETS; NASA SPACE PROGRAMS
Imprint And Other Notes: ISA, International Instrumentation Symposium, 37th, San Diego, CA, May 5-9, 1991, Paper
Availability Source: Other Sources
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