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Title: An eight-meter inflatable reflectarray antenna and its inflatable/self-rigidizable booms
Authors: Fang, Houfei
Huang, John
Quijano, Ubaldo O.
Hsia, Lih-Min
Sorokin, Nicholas
Polanco, Otto
Keywords: solar sail
memble wrinkles
Issue Date: 7-Mar-2006
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006.
Citation: ASCE Earth and Space Conference, League City, Texas, March 7, 2006.
Abstract: This paper presents the analysis and test results related to buckling capability, modal characteristics, and thermal expansion coefficient of STR aluminum laminate inflatable/self-rigidizable booms with lengths up to 10 metes. STR booms are fundamental building blocks of space inflatable/self-rigidizable reflectarray antennas. These boom characteristics are essential for analyzing structural integrity, in orbit dynamic response, and in orbit thermal distortion of the 8-mter reflectarray antenna. Distinct advantages of the STR booms will also be identified and presented by this paper.
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