The objective of this work was to investigate the use of inverse system identification techniques on Mir/Shuttle docking data to identify Mir vibrational characteristics for ultimate application to damage detection. A time-domain technique called a Remote Sensing System was proposed as an approach. The method uses inverse structural dynamics to identify vibrational characteristics of a structure. The Remote Sensing System method was demonstrated with a numerical simulation of Mir/Shuttle docking assuming that sensors were collocated with the Mir docking location. The method was then applied to the combined set of docking data from Mir/Shuttle missions STS-81, STS-89, and STS-91. Overall, the results produced by this work appear to indicate that Mir was in an undamaged state, at least with respect to docking excitation, at the time of STS-91. The significance of the contribution of the Remote Sensing System approach is that it is not affected by the nonstationarity and nonlinearity associated with the Mir/Shuttle docking interface, and docking forces at the interface do not have to be measured.
Structural Identification of Mir Using Inverse System Dynamics and Mir/Shuttle Docking Data
Contributed by the Technical Committee on Vibration and Sound for publication in the JOURNAL OF VIBRATION AND ACOUSTICS. Manuscript received April 2000; revised Dec. 2000. Associate Editor: M. I. Friswell.
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Kammer, D. C., and Steltzner, A. D. (December 1, 2000). "Structural Identification of Mir Using Inverse System Dynamics and Mir/Shuttle Docking Data ." ASME. J. Vib. Acoust. April 2001; 123(2): 230–237. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1355030
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