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Structural Concept for a Lightweight, Compactly Packaging and Highly Scalable Solar Sail

Hillebrandt, Martin and Straubel, Marco and Huehne, Christian (2019) Structural Concept for a Lightweight, Compactly Packaging and Highly Scalable Solar Sail. 5th International Symposium on Solar Sailing, 30. Juli – 2. August 2019, Aachen, Deutschland.

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Abstract

The paper describes a structural concept for a square solar sail whose main structural elements are deployable booms that are stowed through reeling. The concept features a highly integrated design through focusing on the harmonization of the stowage concepts of booms and sails. Thereby compact stowage, high scalability and low mass are achieved which makes this concept suitable for a variety of solar sail missions and launch options. The design is based on a cylindrical hub that is used on the outside as a stowage cylinder for the reelable booms and on the inside as a stowage compartment for the sail. However, this concept requires deployment of the sail in two stages. In the first stage the booms are unreeled and latched through a locking root interface. In the second stage the sail quadrants are unfolded through a rigging system. The concept is compatible with several types of reelable boom architectures ranging from tapesprings to trusses and results together with the selected stowage and deployment concepts in a highly scalable solar sail design.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/130802/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Structural Concept for a Lightweight, Compactly Packaging and Highly Scalable Solar Sail
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Hillebrandt, MartinMartin.Hillebrandt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Straubel, MarcoMarco.Straubel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Huehne, Christianchristian.huehne (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2218-1223
Date:October 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Solar Sailing, Deployable Space Structures, Deployable Booms, Deployment Mechanism, High Strain Composites
Event Title:5th International Symposium on Solar Sailing
Event Location:Aachen, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:30. Juli – 2. August 2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transport
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Konzepte und Entwurf
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Functional Lightweight Structures
Deposited By: Hillebrandt, Martin
Deposited On:19 Nov 2019 05:30
Last Modified:19 Nov 2019 05:30

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