A control system for a hybrid linear actuator for a flush deck hatch


Journal Article

This paper presents the control system design in the development of a hybrid linear actuator for opening the flush deck hatch CV/CVN ship class. We present a simple feedback control system for the hatch opening, which is described by a nonlinear model. The hybrid linear actuator consists of magnetostrictive thrusters and high force electric linear motors segments ganged together to drive a load shaft through of sets of self-locking, magnetically activated clutches. The control system is based on trajectory following method with a simple feedback-linearizing loop. Simulation results show excellent performance of the closed loop system.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sendaula, MH; Biswas, SK; Teter, JP; Brady, DJ

Published Date

  • November 29, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 /

Start / End Page

  • 2051 - 2056

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0743-1619

Citation Source

  • Scopus