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Ultralight Structures for Space Solar Power Satellites

Arya, Manan and Lee, Nicolas and Pellegrino, Sergio (2016) Ultralight Structures for Space Solar Power Satellites. In: 3rd AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference. AIAA , Reston, VA, Art. No. 2016-1950. ISBN 978-1-62410-394-0.

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The design of a deployable spacecraft, measuring 60 m × 60 m, and with an areal density 100 g m^(−2) , is described. This spacecraft can be packaged into a cylinder measuring 1.5 m in height and 1 m in diameter. It can be deployed to a flat configuration, where it acts as a stiff, lightweight support framework for multifunctional tiles that collect sunlight, generate electric power, and transmit to a ground station on Earth.

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Additional Information:© 2016 AIAA. Financial support from Northrop Grumman Corporation is gratefully acknowledged. The research presented in this paper was carried out in collaboration with Professors Harry Atwater and Ali Hajimiri and their research groups. Drs. Dennis Callahan and Florian Bohn helped with the design and the construction of the tile mockup.
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