Accession Number : ADA279288


Title :   Technology for Large Space Systems: A Bibliography with Indexes. Supplement 17


Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a279288.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 140


Abstract : This bibliography is designed to be helpful to the researcher and manager engaged in the developing technology within the discipline areas of the Large Space Systems Technology (LSST). Also, the designers of large space systems for approved missions (in the future) will utilize the technology described in the documents referenced herein. This literature survey lists 512 reports, articles and other documents announced between January 1, 1987 and June 30, 1987 in Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports (STAR), and International Aerospace Abstracts (IAA). The coverage includes documents that define specific missions that will require large space structures to achieve their objectives. The methods of integrating advanced technology into system configurations and ascertaining the resulting capabilities is also addressed. A wide range of structural concepts are identified. These include erectable structures which are earth fabricated and space assembled, deployable antennas which are fabricated, assembled, and packaged on Earth with automatic deployment in space, and space fabricated structures which use pre-processed materials to build the structure in orbit. The supportive technology that is necessary for full utilization of these concepts is also included. These technologies are identified as analysis and design techniques, structural and thermal analysis, structural dynamics and control, electronics, advanced materials, assembly concepts, and propulsion.


Descriptors :   *SPACE TECHNOLOGY , *SPACE SYSTEMS , *SPACE PROPULSION , ROBOTICS , SPACECRAFT , LITERATURE SURVEYS , STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS , ABSTRACTS , THERMAL ANALYSIS , ASSEMBLY , SPACECRAFT CHARGING , STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS , SATELLITE ANTENNAS , SPACE STATIONS , SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS , COATINGS , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER , ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS , AUTOMATION


Subject Categories : Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Manned Spacecraft


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