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Deployable Composite Booms for Various Gossamer Space Structures

Straubel, Marco and Block, Joachim and Sinapius, Michael and Hühne, Christian (2011) Deployable Composite Booms for Various Gossamer Space Structures. 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, 4.-7. April 2011, Denver, Colorado, USA.

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Deployable structures are required to either enable orbit transfer of very large structure or to make the orbit transfer of medium and small size structures more affordable. Hereby, deployable booms are basic building blocks of such deployable structures. DLR is providing a concept for deployable booms that utilize very thin CFRP material and which can be stowed by coiling. The given paper introduces the concept of the CFRP booms and discusses the problems of their self deployment tendency. Furthermore, different mechanisms are presented that are able to control the deployment. Tests under artificial zero-g environment have been conducted to verify the applicability of the control concepts. Hence, the paper also gives insight in objectives, setup and the results of the experiment as well as a final evaluation of the concepts. Finally, an outlook on current and future projects that use the introduced booms or equivalent systems is given.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/75382/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Deployable Composite Booms for Various Gossamer Space Structures
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Straubel, Marcomarco.straubel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Block, Joachimjoachim.block (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Sinapius, Michaelmichael.sinapius (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hühne, Christianchristian.huehne (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:April 2011
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Gossamer, Space, Deployables, Composite, Booms
Event Title:52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Event Location:Denver, Colorado, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:4.-7. April 2011
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 - Entfaltungstechnologie . Solar Sail (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Functional Lightweight Structures
Deposited By: Straubel, Dr.-Ing. Marco
Deposited On:03 Apr 2012 13:05
Last Modified:03 Apr 2012 13:05

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