Studies and Experiments in Structural Dynamics and Control
Final rept., 30 Sep 2005-30 Dec 2006
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM SPACE VEHICLES DIRECTORATE
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The objective of this task is to develop enabling structural technologies for future Air Force systems. Four areas of research are currently under investigation thermalmechanical to electrical energy conversion utilizing piezoelectrics that explore power augmentation schemes to maximize power available for DoD satellites and the use of piezoelectric power generation produced by thermal expansion proves 5 satellite power augmentations possible lightweight, low frequency acoustic barrier using particle embedded foil that uses in-plane bending waves in a thin foil layer to improve the low frequency characteristics of melamine foam cable effects on dynamics of large precision structures that develop a design approach to incorporate the effect of cable damping into models for future large deployable structures and on-orbit deployment detection that explores the use of the existing attitude control subsystem with a newly proposed attitude control algorithm to detect the angular orientation change due to space debris impacts and inspector satellite dock for purposes of structural health monitoring and self-awareness.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Unmanned Spacecraft