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Title: Preliminary analysis of the 30-m UltraBoom flight test
Authors: Agnes, Gregory S.
Abelson, Robert D.
Miyake, Robert
Lin, John K. H.
Welsh, Joe
Watson, Judith J.
Keywords: UltraBoom
lightweight booms
Issue Date: 18-Apr-2005
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005.
Citation: 46th Structural Dynamics and Materiels Conference, Austin, Texas, April 18-21, 2005.
Abstract: Future NASA missions require long, ultra-lightweight booms to enable solar sails, large sunshields, and other gossamer-type spacecraft structures. The space experiment discussed in this paper will flight validate the non-traditional ultra lightweight rigidizable, inflatable, isogrid structure utilizing graphite shape memory polymer (GR/SMP) called UltraBoomâ„¢. The focus of this paper is the analysis of the 3-m ground test article. The primary objective of the mission is to show that a combination of ground testing and analysis can predict the on-orbit performance of an ultra lightweight boom that is scalable, predictable, and thermomechanically stable
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