Analysis of a microsensor automatic gain control loop

Robert T. M'Closkey, Alex Vakakis

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We present the analysis of a nonlinear control system that is used to excite and maintain a specified amplitude of a lightly damped degree of freedom in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory microgyroscope. One- and two-degree-of-freedom models are considered. The analysis suggests that the perturbing effect of an additional weakly coupled degree of freedom does not quantitatively effect the operation of the automatic gain control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3307-3311
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 American Control Conference (99ACC) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 2 1999Jun 4 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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