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):

Report Date:

1993-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

228.0

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 benefitrisk ratio and will consider these advanced technologies if they provide a mission enablingenhancing function with minimal impact on system low risk technology with fail-safe operation 5 there are strong requirements to address the various

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE