Used for passive and active vibration isolation and suppression, precision shape and position control, integrated health monitoring and sensing, and thermally stable composite structures.

Smart Structures Laboratory
Smart Structures Laboratory

Technologies and Projects

  • Passive and active vibration isolation and suppression
  • Precision shape and position control
  • Integrated health monitoring and sensing
  • Thermally stable composite structures

Ongoing Cooperation With the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

  • PZT struts have been used successfully for many experiments on NRL truss
  • Integrated modeling (IMOS) and MACOS integrated modeling code developed by JPL is in house at NRL
  • Microdynamic experiment and analysis has involved NRL participation
  • IPEX-2 truss is modeled after NRL TRUSS
  • AFRL and NRL participation in NRL colloquia for large apertures in space
  • Joint proposals made