Experiments on active large-amplitude vibration control of a coupled Stewart platform

Qian Zhou, Liqun Qi, Hui Zhang, Guanghong Duan

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This paper studied the Stewart platform for active large-amplitude vibration control. The problem arisen from a large radio telescope in which the astronomical equipment was mounted on a platform to be stabilized by adjusting six scalable actuators, while the base platform of the mechanism itself was carried by a vibration cable-car that moves along flexible cables. The characteristics of the Stewart platform in this application are that the two platforms are coupled. The control law based on kinematics of the Stewart platform was presented. The relations between the location errors and the speed of the feed had been analyzed based on the experimental results. The control law can satisfy the requirements of FAST.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1599-1603
Number of pages5
JournalZhongguo Jixie Gongcheng/China Mechanical Engineering
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Active vibration control
  • FAST
  • Kinematics
  • Stewart mechanism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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