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Advanced Deployable Structural Systems for Small Satellites

Belvin, W. Keith and Straubel, Marco and Wilkie, W. Keats and Zander, Martin and Fernandez, Juan M. and Hillebrandt, Martin (2016) Advanced Deployable Structural Systems for Small Satellites. NATO Specialists’ Meeting AVT-257-RSM-041 "Best Practices for Risk Reduction for Overall Space Systems" organised by the Applied Vehicle Technology Panel, 26.-29. Sept. 2016, Àvila, Spanien.

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One of the key challenges for small satellites is packaging and reliable deployment of structural booms and arrays used for power, communication, and scientific instruments. The lack of reliable and efficient boom and membrane deployment concepts for small satellites is addressed in this work through a collaborative project between NASA and DLR. The paper provides a state of the art overview on existing spacecraft deployable appendages, the special requirements for small satellites, and initial concepts for deployable booms and arrays needed for various small satellite applications. The goal is to enhance deployable boom predictability and ground testability, develop designs that are tolerant of manufacturing imperfections, and incorporate simple and reliable deployment systems.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/107621/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Advanced Deployable Structural Systems for Small Satellites
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Belvin, W. Keithw.k.belvin (at) nasa.govUNSPECIFIED
Straubel, Marcomarco.straubel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wilkie, W. KeatsNASA Langley Research Center, U.S.UNSPECIFIED
Zander, MartinMartin.Zander (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Fernandez, Juan M.NASA Langley Research Center, U.S.UNSPECIFIED
Hillebrandt, MartinMartin.Hillebrandt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:deployable, entfaltbare Strukturen, Boom
Event Title:NATO Specialists’ Meeting AVT-257-RSM-041 "Best Practices for Risk Reduction for Overall Space Systems" organised by the Applied Vehicle Technology Panel
Event Location:Àvila, Spanien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:26.-29. Sept. 2016
Organizer:NATO - OTAN
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Entfaltbare Antennen (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Functional Lightweight Structures
Deposited By: Zander, Martin E.
Deposited On:14 Nov 2016 18:54
Last Modified:01 Dec 2018 19:52

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