Accession Number:

AD0816094

Title:

GELATIN RIGIDIZED EXPANDABLE SANDWICH SOLAR ENERGY CONCENTRATORS AND SPACE STRUCTURES

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 7 Jun 1965-Aug 1966

Corporate Author:

SCHJELDAHL (G T) CO NORTHFIELD MN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

271.0

Abstract:

In the search for optimum materials to be used in an expandable sandwich concept of fabricating space structures, a gelatin rigidizing resin system was improved and adapted for use. It was demonstrated that this system would be desirable for use with fabric materials. The resin system is easily applied, has high strength to weight ratio, and is resistant to a space environment. The other materials finally selected for use are completely compatible and equally resistant to a space environment. The final items of the development program were lightweight, self-rigidizing, 10-foot diameter solar energy concentrators and 4-foot diameter cylinders, 8-foot long. Space systems considerations were an integral part of this study, with particular emphasis on much larger structures requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE