Concept of large space structure systems using deployable membrane modules embedded with inflatable tubes

M. C. Natori, H. Yamakawa, N. Kishimoto, K. Higuchi

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    Abstract

    Adaptability of deployable membrane modules to hierarchical modular space structure systems is investigated, and possible construction scenarios to realize future large space structure systems such as solar power satellites are shown. Membrane modules spirally folded and actuated by inflatable tubes are considered as basic modules, and their effective combination of deployment and automatic assembly for space construction is presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication19th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies 2008, ICAST 2008
    PublisherSwiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa)
    Pages610-615
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781617389870
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event19th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies 2008, ICAST 2008 - Ascona, Switzerland
    Duration: 2008 Oct 62008 Oct 9

    Other

    Other19th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies 2008, ICAST 2008
    CountrySwitzerland
    CityAscona
    Period08/10/608/10/9

    Keywords

    • Deployable space structures
    • Hierarchical modular systems
    • Membrane elements
    • Space construction
    • Spiral folding

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Computer Science Applications

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    Natori, M. C., Yamakawa, H., Kishimoto, N., & Higuchi, K. (2008). Concept of large space structure systems using deployable membrane modules embedded with inflatable tubes. In 19th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies 2008, ICAST 2008 (pp. 610-615). Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa).