A control system for a hybrid linear actuator for a flush deck hatch

Musoke H. Sendaula, Saroj K. Biswas, Joseph P. Teter, David J. Brady

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This paper presents the control system design in the development of a hybrid linear actuator for opening the flush deck hatch CV/CVN ship class. We present a simple feedback control system for the hatch opening, which is described by a nonlinear model. The hybrid linear actuator consists of magnetostrictive thrusters and high force electric linear motors segments ganged together to drive a load shaft through of sets of self-locking, magnetically activated clutches. The control system is based on trajectory following method with a simple feedback-linearizing loop. Simulation results show excellent performance of the closed loop system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2051-2056
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference (AAC) - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 30 2004Jul 2 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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