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Review of inflatable booms for deployable space structures: Packing and rigidization

Schenk, M, Viquerat, AD, Seffen, KA and Guest, SD (2014) Review of inflatable booms for deployable space structures: Packing and rigidization Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 51 (3). pp. 762-778.

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Inflatable structures offer the potential of compactly stowing lightweight structures, which assume a fully deployed state in space. An important category of space inflatables are cylindrical booms, which may form the structural members of trusses or the support structure for solar sails. Two critical and interdependent aspects of designing inflatable cylindrical booms for space applications are i) packaging methods that enable compact stowage and ensure reliable deployment, and ii) rigidization techniques that provide long-term structural ridigity after deployment. The vast literature in these two fields is summarized to establish the state of the art.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Authors :
Schenk, M
Seffen, KA
Guest, SD
Date : 1 January 2014
Identification Number : 10.2514/1.A32598
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2014 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:18
Last Modified : 18 Jul 2017 15:55

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