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Advanced Deployable Structural Systems for Small SatellitesOne of the key challenges for small satellites is packaging and reliable deployment of structural booms and arrays used for power, communication, and scientific instruments. The lack of reliable and efficient boom and membrane deployment concepts for small satellites is addressed in this work through a collaborative project between NASA and DLR. The paper provides a state of the art overview on existing spacecraft deployable appendages, the special requirements for small satellites, and initial concepts for deployable booms and arrays needed for various small satellite applications. The goal is to enhance deployable boom predictability and ground testability, develop designs that are tolerant of manufacturing imperfections, and incorporate simple and reliable deployment systems.
Document ID
20170003919
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Belvin, W. Keith (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Straubel, Marco (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. Braunschweig, Germany)
Wilkie, W. Keats (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Zander, Martin E. (Technische Univ. Brunswick, Germany)
Fernandez, Juan M. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Hillebrandt, Martin F. (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. Braunschweig, Germany)
Date Acquired
April 26, 2017
Publication Date
September 26, 2016
Subject Category
Structural Mechanics
Report/Patent Number
NF1676L-25289
Meeting Information
NATO CSO STO Specialist Meeting AVT-257 /RSM-041 on Best Practices for Risk Reduction for Overall Space Systems(Zaragoza)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 600566.01.10.03
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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