Folding Approaches for Tensioned Precision Planar Shell Structures

Nathan A. Pehrson, Jeremy A. Banik
  • Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, March 2019, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • DOI: 10.2514/1.a34263

What is it about?

Large precision spacecraft structures are used to support space-based communications antennas and Earth sensing optical apertures. We present three origami-based folding approaches for design of such space structures. High volume efficiency was demonstrated, and a double-layer material hinge method was developed to achieve precision.

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