Accession Number:

ADA439031

Title:

Deployment Repeatability of a Truss Structure Utilizing Integral Composite Hinges

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB KIRTLAND AFB NMSPACE VEHICLES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-09-16

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

An overview of a deployable truss structure utilizing doubly slit cylindrical shells as integral composite hinges is presented along with a measurement system and results of deployment repeatability. The measurement system was developed and built as part of a project in the Space Scholars Program at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland AFB. Previous deployment repeatability tests of integral hinges at the University of Colorado focused on single members and not an entire truss structure. The largest translation accumulated over the course of the deployments was 363um and the largest rotation was 0.1 degrees. The largest increment between deployments was 207um and 0.07 degrees.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE