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Interaction Between Gravity Compensation Suspension System and Deployable Structure

Fischer, A. and Pellegrino, S. (2000) Interaction Between Gravity Compensation Suspension System and Deployable Structure. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 37 (1). pp. 93-99. ISSN 0022-4650. doi:10.2514/6.1998-1835.

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Gravity compensation suspension systems are essential to support space structures during tests on Earth, but also impose constraints on the structures that have the effect of changing their behavior. A computational and experimental study of the interaction of a rigid panel solar array model with a manually adjustable suspension system during quasi-static deployment tests in the 1-g environment of the laboratory is presented. A methodology is established for modeling this interaction, for predicting the effects of suspension system adjustments, and for optimization of the suspension system through these adjustments. Some improvements can be achieved by manual adjustments, but further optimization requires an active system.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1999 by A. Fischer and S. Pellegrino. Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., with permission. Presented as Paper 98-1835 at the AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC 39th Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Long Beach, CA, 20–23 April 1998; received 18 June 1998; revision received 16 May 1999; accepted for publication 27 June 1999. This work was carried out as part of a European Community training project funded through a Marie Curie Fellowship. The authors thankfully acknowledge financial support from Pembroke College, Cambridge, for A. Fischer and from the Royal Academy of Engineering for S. Pellegrino.
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