Inflatable TORUS Solar Array Technology Program. Phase 2.
Final rept. Mar 92-Dec 93,
L'GARDE INC TUSTIN CA
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This Phase II of the Inflatable Torus Solar Array Technology lTSAT Program took the Inflatable Solar Array all the way from prototype development through thermal vacuum testing. The design consists of two inflatablerigidizable tubes on either side of a flexible solar array. The tubes are mounted to an enclosure which attaches to the host spacecraft, while the lid to the enclosure completes the rectangular structure for the array. During the program, a flexible solar array was developed for the application and was used for all testing. The program ended with deployment, natural frequency measurement, and thermal cycling in the thermal vacuum chamber at the Naval Research Laboratory.
- Unmanned Spacecraft