Accession Number:

ADA279288

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

140.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE