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Published April 8, 2013 | public
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Origami Sunshield Concepts for Space Telescopes


This paper presents two origami inspired concepts for sunshields for a deployable X-ray space telescope. Analytical models of the fold layout and sunshield deployment have been derived, and these models have been used to match the sunshield design to a set of geometric constraints. To validate the design, a proof-of-concept physical model of the optimized analytical design was constructed at 1:10 scale.

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© 2013 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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