Hierarchical membrane modular structures for future large space systems

M. C. Natori, Hiroshi Yamakawa, Nobuhisa Katsumata, Ryoko Fujii

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    Abstract

    Spirally folded hexagonal membrane structures with inflatable tubes and connective cable networks are presented aiming to establish possible construction scenarios of future large space structure systems over hundreds meters scale, and corresponding structures based on the hierarchical modular structure concept using deployable membrane modules are introduced. Laboratory scale hand-made conceptual models and their deployment experiments are presented to show their applicability to the hierarchical modular structures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
    Pages5423-5431
    Number of pages9
    Volume7
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009 - Daejeon
    Duration: 2009 Oct 122009 Oct 16

    Other

    Other60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
    CityDaejeon
    Period09/10/1209/10/16

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Space and Planetary Science
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Natori, M. C., Yamakawa, H., Katsumata, N., & Fujii, R. (2009). Hierarchical membrane modular structures for future large space systems. In 60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009 (Vol. 7, pp. 5423-5431)