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DEPLOYMENT BOOM CONCEPTS FOR THE POSITIONING OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS ON PLANETARY SURFACES

Block, Joachim and Spröwitz, Tom and Bendel, Anne-Marie and Junghans, Maria and Leipold, Thomas (2009) DEPLOYMENT BOOM CONCEPTS FOR THE POSITIONING OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS ON PLANETARY SURFACES. European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Mechanical Testing, 15.-17. Sept. 2009, Toulouse, France.

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Abstract

The in-situ exploration of planetary surfaces by lander vehicles requires in most cases suited deployment tools which can mechanically release the involved instru-ments from their stowed configuration and bring them into their desired operating position beside or above the lander platform. The concepts described in this paper refer to a multi-link deployment boom which can solve this task with minimum complexity but maximum reliability. This boom was particularly designed for soil-oriented instruments. Each of its links consists of an ultralight carbonfiber structure combined with a redundant electrical drive in the axes which is simple but efficient. The boom can climb across various ob-stacles while it rolls away from the lander and simulta-neously unfolds itself. Analyses, simulations, and tests have shown that the multi-link unfoldable deployment boom is a promising tool for planetary exploration missions.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:DEPLOYMENT BOOM CONCEPTS FOR THE POSITIONING OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS ON PLANETARY SURFACES
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Block, JoachimUNSPECIFIED
Spröwitz, TomUNSPECIFIED
Bendel, Anne-MarieUNSPECIFIED
Junghans, MariaUNSPECIFIED
Leipold, ThomasUNSPECIFIED
Date:2009
Status:Published
Keywords:lightweight structures, deployable structures, foldable booms, deployment
Event Title:European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Mechanical Testing
Event Location:Toulouse, France
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:15.-17. Sept. 2009
Organizer:ESA/ ESTEC
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Konzepte und Entwurf (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systemanalyse Raumsegmente
Deposited By: Nicola Behrens
Deposited On:12 Jul 2010 09:58
Last Modified:12 Jul 2010 09:58

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