AIAA/AFOSR Workshop on Microgravity Simulation in Ground Validation Testing of Large Space Structures
Final rept. Sep 1989-Sep 1990
ENGINEERING MECHANICS ASSOCIATES INC TORRANCE CA
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HIS REPORT SUMMARIZES THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE Workshop on Microgravity Simulation in Ground Validation testing of Large Space Structures. The workshop was conceived and organized as a follow-on activity to an earlier study. The objective of the initial study was to provide a cursory review of available techniques against assessed needs in the specific area of dynamic testing of large structures. The intent of the workshop was to broaden the scope of this initial investigation by involving national experts in areas relevant to issues identified in the initial study. The workshop focused on present and future needs. An overview session covering both military and civil space objectives was followed by a session on Space Structures Experimental Programs and Facilities, sessions on On-orbit Dynamics Modeling and Simulation, and sessions on Advanced Suspension Devices and Systems. The workshop concluded with a panel discussion which addressed current issues and needs.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Unmanned Spacecraft