Accession Number : ADA271466


Title :   Advanced Sensory Spacecraft Structures Workshop Held in Alexandria, Virginia on 10 February 1993


Descriptive Note : Final Rept.,


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Sater, Janet


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a271466.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 228


Abstract : LtCol Michael Obal of the BMDO Materials & Structures Office sponsored this workshop to define the boundaries for present sensory structures fabrication techniques and performance and to identify issues in the further development of these multifunctional structures. A number of specific issues were identified but only a few are listed here: (1) new design concepts may be needed and multidisciplinary teams are required to integrate electronics with structures; (2) flight tests may be necessary to demonstrate these multifunctional structures; (3) ground qualification testing is an issue since many properties of these structures are as yet known; (4) project managers are interested in maximum benefit/risk ratio and will consider these advanced technologies if they provide a mission enabling/enhancing function with minimal impact on system (low risk technology with fail-safe operation); (5) there are strong requirements to address the various


Descriptors :   *SPACECRAFT , *STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE , *SPACECRAFT DEFENSE SYSTEMS , AVIONICS , FLIGHT TESTING , RISK , STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS , FABRICATION , NAVIGATION , ACTUATORS , WORKSHOPS , GUIDANCE , THERMAL EXPANSION , CERAMIC MATERIALS , STRUCTURAL MECHANICS , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , ELECTRONICS , CONTROL SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE