Accession Number:

AD0631643

Title:

BENDING IN AN EXTENDIBLE BOOM SUBJECT TO THE INFLUENCE OF A GRAVITATIONAL-CENTRIFUGAL FORCE FIELD,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The analysis was undertaken to determine the magnitude of bending that can be expected in extremely long extendible booms such as those employed in gravity -gradient stabilization systems or as low-frequency antennas aboard earth-oriented satellites. It is simple enough to demonstrate that boom bending will occur due to the imbalance of gravitational and centrifugal forces on particles of an orbiting body not at the center of mass. This bending is demonstrated for a specific configuration. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Mechanics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE