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Design of the primary-axis control systems for a two-metertelescope

Center for Manuf. Res., Tennessee Technol. Univ., Cookeville, TN;
DOI: 10.1109/SSST.1998.660080 Conference: System Theory, 1998. Proceedings of the Thirtieth Southeastern Symposium on
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ABSTRACT In this paper, the performance of a control system for the azimuth axis of a two-meter telescope is investigated. The system, with a design based on the PID algorithm, achieves tracking accuracy requirements at low cost using two, low-resolution encoders, as shown via simulation. An encoder error model is developed and used in the simulation to study the effects of various encoder resolutions and accuracies

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