Design Considerations and Deployment Simulations of Spinning Space Webs
2007 (English)In: 48th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structual Dynamics and Materials Conrerence: Waikiki, HI; 23 April 2007 through 26 April 2007, 2007, 1503-1512 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
ESA Advanced Concepts Team (ACT) has proposed to construct large space antennas and solar power systems by deploying and stabilising a large web in space. The idea originates from the Japanese "Furoshiki Satellite". Since an overly complicated control system contributed to the partly chaotic deployment, ACT suggests to use centrifugal forces to deploy the space web. In this study the design and folding pattern of space webs are discussed. An analytical model and a finite element model used to describe the deployment, from the chosen folding, are presented. Free deployment of space webs is studied and a first control strategy that enables controlled and stable deployment is suggested.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. 1503-1512 p.
, Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, ISSN 0273-4508
Finite element method; Mathematical models; Receiving antennas; Satellites; Solar cells; Solar power systems; Space web; Spinning space webs
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-9645ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34547497219ISBN: 978-1-56347-892-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-9645DiVA: diva2:126803
QC 201007292008-11-212008-11-212010-07-29Bibliographically approved