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Aerospace Engineering College of Engineering
Pennsylvania State University
233 Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: (814) 863-0778
FAX: (814) 865-7092

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Anthony K. Amos

Description of Research
Dr. Amos' research interest includes modeling and control of dynamic response of flexible aerospace vehicle structures in aerodynamic and microgravity environments. Of particular research interest are the effects of flexibility and configurational evolution processes such as in-flight deployment and assembly on the dynamics, stability and controllability of spacecraft systems. The interactions of flexible aircraft systems with the aerodynamic environment and on-board control systems leading to aeroservoelastic phenomena are also of primary interest.

His teaching activities include linear and nonlinear dynamics, aeroelasticity, stability and control of flexible structural systems, and the orbital and attitude dynamics of spacecraft systems.

Recent Papers or Publications
Bell, E. J. and A. K. Amos, "Response of a Flexible Dumbbell Satellite to an Orbit Circularization Maneuver," Proceedings of the Ninth VPI&SU Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Large Structures, May 10-12, 1993.

Amos, A. K., "Variations in the Modal Characteristics of a Telescopically Deploying Beam, " Mechanics of Structures and Machines, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 335-356. August 1993.

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