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Performance analysis and mission applications of a new solar sail concept based on crossed booms with tip-deployed membranes

Seefeldt, Patric and Grundmann, Jan Thimo and Hillebrandt, Martin and Zander, Martin E. (2021) Performance analysis and mission applications of a new solar sail concept based on crossed booms with tip-deployed membranes. Advances in Space Research, 67 (9), pp. 2736-2745. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2020.10.001. ISSN 0273-1177.

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Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0273117720307110


For precursor solar sail activities a strategy for a controlled deployment of large membranes was developed based on a combination of zig-zag folding and coiling of triangular sail segments spanned between crossed booms. This strategy required four autonomous deployment units that were jettisoned after the deployment is completed. In order to reduce the complexity of the system an adaptation of that deployment strategy is investigated. A baseline design for the deployment mechanisms is established that allows the deployment actuation from a central bus system in order to reduce the complexity of the system. The mass of such a sail craft will be slightly increased but its performance is still be reasonable for first solar sail missions. The presented design will be demonstrated on breadboard level showing the feasibility of the deployment strategy. The characteristic acceleration will be evaluated and compared to the requirements of certain proposed solar sail missions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/146823/
Document Type:Article
Title:Performance analysis and mission applications of a new solar sail concept based on crossed booms with tip-deployed membranes
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Seefeldt, PatricUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2067-9458UNSPECIFIED
Grundmann, Jan ThimoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8809-0981UNSPECIFIED
Hillebrandt, MartinDLR – Institut für Faserverbundleichtbau und Adaptronik, BraunschweigUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Zander, Martin E.UNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5972-2938UNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2021
Journal or Publication Title:Advances in Space Research
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 2736-2745
Series Name:Solar Sailing: Concepts, Technology, and Missions II
Keywords:Solar Sail, Deployment Concept, Solar Sail Missions
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - GoSolAr (Gossamer Solar Array), R - NASA-DLR Collaboration Deployable Structures JDDS, R - Ultralight Photovoltaic Arrays
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Mechanic and Thermal Systems
Institute of Space Systems > Systems Engineering and Project Office
Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Functional Lightweight Structures
Deposited By: Seefeldt, Patric
Deposited On:06 Dec 2021 14:33
Last Modified:24 May 2022 23:47

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