Nonlinear interactions and the hubble space telescope

Suzanne Weaver Smith, Balakumar Balachandran, Ali H. Nayfeh

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On-orbit data from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is examined with a focus on nonlinear interactions. Responses from the HST are compared to responses from laboratory structures with characteristics similar to those of the HST. These laboratory structures exhibit nonlinear interactions. The presence of nonlinear interactions is ascertained by using time hstories, response spectra, and modal identification applied with a sliding-window analysis. Nonlinear interactions are indcated in the HST response and may contribute to the disturbance behavior of the HST.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 1992
EventAstrodynamics Conference, 1992 - Hilton Head Island, United States
Duration: Aug 10 1992Aug 12 1992


ConferenceAstrodynamics Conference, 1992
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHilton Head Island

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© 1992 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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