Ultra-light weight inflatable actuated rod for antenna extendable along spin axis

Kazuki Watanabe, Ken Higuchi, Akihito Watanabe, Hiroshi Yamakawa, Hiroaki Tsunoda

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    Abstract

    In space mission, a new paradigm of a large and ultra-light weight extendible structure will bring many possibilities to develop space technologies. A space-inflatable structure is one of possibilities of enabling breakthrough technology. In this study, a space inflatable actuated rod (SPINAR) has been developed as an ultra-light one-dimensional extendible structure driven by an inflatable tube. Since an inflatable structure can generate the force to extend other extendible structures, the concept of SPINAR can be applied to an actuator for space extendible and deployable structures. This paper presents some overview of possibilities by using the concept of SPINAR on an application for a recent planned power generation tower system in the possible Moon project of Japan.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAIAA 57th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2006
    Pages5663-5668
    Number of pages6
    Volume8
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventAIAA 57th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2006 - Valencia
    Duration: 2006 Oct 22006 Oct 6

    Other

    OtherAIAA 57th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2006
    CityValencia
    Period06/10/206/10/6

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Space and Planetary Science
    • Aerospace Engineering

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    Watanabe, K., Higuchi, K., Watanabe, A., Yamakawa, H., & Tsunoda, H. (2006). Ultra-light weight inflatable actuated rod for antenna extendable along spin axis. In AIAA 57th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2006 (Vol. 8, pp. 5663-5668)