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Sensors 2016, 16(4), 440; doi:10.3390/s16040440

Application of MEMS Accelerometers and Gyroscopes in Fast Steering Mirror Control Systems

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Institute of Optics and Electronics, Chinese Academy of Science, Chengdu 610209, China
School of Opto-Electronic Information, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China
Key Laboratory of Optical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610209, China
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China
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Academic Editors: Slawomir Wiak and Manuel Pineda Sanchez
Received: 30 December 2015 / Revised: 20 March 2016 / Accepted: 22 March 2016 / Published: 25 March 2016
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In a charge-coupled device (CCD)-based fast steering mirror (FSM) tracking control system, high control bandwidth is the most effective way to enhance the closed-loop performance. However, the control system usually suffers a great deal from mechanical resonances and time delays induced by the low sampling rate of CCDs. To meet the requirements of high precision and load restriction, fiber-optic gyroscopes (FOGs) are usually used in traditional FSM tracking control systems. In recent years, the MEMS accelerometer and gyroscope are becoming smaller and lighter and their performance have improved gradually, so that they can be used in a fast steering mirror (FSM) to realize the stabilization of the line-of-sight (LOS) of the control system. Therefore, a tentative approach to implement a CCD-based FSM tracking control system, which uses MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes as feedback components and contains an acceleration loop, a velocity loop and a position loop, is proposed. The disturbance suppression of the proposed method is the product of the error attenuation of the acceleration loop, the velocity loop and the position loop. Extensive experimental results show that the MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes can act the similar role as the FOG with lower cost for stabilizing the LOS of the FSM tracking control system. View Full-Text
Keywords: MEMS accelerometer; MEMS gyroscope; acceleration feedback control; multi-loop control; light of sight stabilization MEMS accelerometer; MEMS gyroscope; acceleration feedback control; multi-loop control; light of sight stabilization

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Tian, J.; Yang, W.; Peng, Z.; Tang, T.; Li, Z. Application of MEMS Accelerometers and Gyroscopes in Fast Steering Mirror Control Systems. Sensors 2016, 16, 440.

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