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Experimental determination of the dynamic behavior of a multifunctional power structure

Schwingshackl, CW, Aglietti, GS and Cunningham, PR (2007) Experimental determination of the dynamic behavior of a multifunctional power structure AIAA Journal, 45 (2). pp. 491-496.

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A main aim of spacecraft design is cost reduction that can either be achieved by reducing the cost of the spacecraft or by lowering the cost to launch. One proposed technology to reduce the mass and therefore lower the launch costs is the multifunctional power structure concept that incorporates the secondary spacecraft power supply into the load carrying structure. Here a short introduction of the dynamic analysis and optimization of such a structure is presented. The manufacture and testing of a multifunctional power panel is discussed in detail and its dynamic response is compared to a conventional honeycomb panel. The multifunctional design successfully combined the structural and power storage functions. It provided a similar dynamic response to conventional spacecraft structures and improved the energy density.

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Date : 1 February 2007
Identification Number : 10.2514/1.23894
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 14 Oct 2016 12:19
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:47

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