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Title: Experimental study of a membrane antenna surface adaptive control system
Authors: Fang, H.
Quijano, U.
Bach, V.
Hill, J.
Wang, K. W.
Keywords: packaging
adaptive control architecture
Issue Date: 4-Apr-2011
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011.
Citation: 12th AIAA Gossamer Systems Forum 7th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 4–7, 2011
Abstract: Due to their ultra lightweight and high packaging efficiency, membrane reflectors are getting more and more attentions for mission architectures that need extremely large inspace deployable antennas. However how to maintain the surface shape of a membrane reflector to the instrument precision requirements is a very challenging problem. This experimental study investigated using PVDF membrane piezoelectric material as actuators to control the surface figures of membrane reflectors. The feasibility of this approach is demonstrated by several sets of test results.
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