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Ultralight Deployable Space Structure Prototype

Gdoutos, Eleftherios and Truong, Alan and Pedivellano, Antonio and Royer, Fabien and Pellegrino, Sergio (2020) Ultralight Deployable Space Structure Prototype. In: AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics , Reston, VA, Art. No. 2020-0692. ISBN 978-1-62410-595-1.

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We present a lab demonstration of the packaging and deployment of an ultralight space structure prototype composed of thin shell longerons and battens. The prototype is integrated with a thin polyimide membrane which serves as mass representative of multi-functional elements that could be integrated into this type of deployable, such as integrated power collection and wireless transmission tiles for space solar power. A deployment mechanism using actively controlled pressure to package and deploy this structure ensuring its integrity is described. The deployable structure and deployment mechanism designs are scalable to 60 m X 60 m structures. The structure's mass scaling to larger sizes is described.

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Additional Information:© 2020 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Published Online: 5 Jan 2020.
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Official Citation:Ultralight Deployable Space Structure Prototype. Eleftherios Gdoutos, Alan Truong, Antonio Pedivellano, Fabien Royer, and Sergio Pellegrino. AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum. January 2020; doi: 10.2514/6.2020-0692
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:13 Jan 2020 18:23
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