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Title: Lightweight shape memory self-deployable structures for Gossamer applications
Authors: Sokolowski, Witold
Keywords: Gossamer applications
Issue Date: Apr-2004
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004.
Citation: 45th AIAA/ASME Structures, Structural Dynamic and Materials Conference, Palm Springs, CA, April 19-22, 2004
Abstract: Currently, existing approaches for producing large, ultra-lightweight, deployable structures in space typically rely upon electro-mechanical mechanisms and mechanically expandable that are heavy, not stowage volume efficient, expensive and complex. Therefore, one of the major efforts at NASA and DoD has been to develop expandable structures characterized by low mass and small launch volume. As a result, space inflatable structures have emerged 9-10 years ago.
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