Spatial Filtering for the Control of Smart Structures

An Introduction

  • James E. Hubbard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. James E. Hubbard Jr
    Pages 1-24
  3. James E. Hubbard Jr
    Pages 25-67
  4. James E. Hubbard Jr
    Pages 145-166
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 199-209

About this book


This book develops and details rigorous design methodologies and performance measures for the control of modern Smart Structures. The spatially distributed/continuum or distributed parameter nature of such structures makes it difficult to apply modern lumped parameter control philosophy and techniques to such designs. While there exist a substantial amount of technical literature on the Control of Distributed Parameter Systems (DPS), there are still relatively few applications or practical implementations of the theory. The work presented in this textbook address the issue of the design and implementation of distributed parameter control schemes, for Smart Structures, which exploit both spatially distributed sensing and actuation through the use of modern smart material technology. The merging of DPS with distributed parameter transducers leads to simple, physically realizable control system designs. This text provides a significant reference for practicing professionals, students and researchers in the area of transducer design using smart materials for high performance smart structures.


Active vibration control Distributed parameter systems Mimo control of spatially distributed systems Shape control Smart Structure design and analysis Smart materials Space-time filters Spatial fi control control system filtering smart material

Authors and affiliations

  • James E. Hubbard
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of AerospaceHamptonU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-03803-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03804-4
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