Accession Number : AD0432006


Title :   AEROSPACE EXPANDABLE STRUCTURES


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE AERO PROPULSION LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/432006.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 724


Abstract : Thirty two papers are presented in which work efforts on the design, packaging, materials selection, fabrication, deployment, rigidizing and testing of expandable (including rigid, inflatable and collapsible) structures are reported. Structures covered include: space station and extraterrestrial shelters, communications satellites, space vehicle devices, telescoping structures, balloons, solar collectors, rentry vehicles, and assorted scientific payloads.


Descriptors :   *SPACECRAFT , *EXTENDABLE STRUCTURES , MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , RECOVERY , SPACE ENVIRONMENTS , COMMUNICATION SATELLITES , DECELERATION , LUNAR BASES , PARAWINGS , EXPANDED PLASTICS , SOLAR PANELS , SPACE STATIONS , SHELTERS , SYMPOSIA , PAYLOAD


Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE