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|Title: ||An eight-meter inflatable reflectarray antenna and its inflatable/self-rigidizable booms|
|Authors: ||Fang, Houfei|
Quijano, Ubaldo O.
|Keywords: ||solar sail|
|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.|
|Appears in Collections:||JPL TRS 1992+|
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