New constructions of lightweight deployable reflectors

E. Medzmariashvili, Julian Santiago-Prowald, Cyril Mangenot, Horst Baier, Leri Datashvili, Nodar Tsignadze, Lorenzo Scialino, Kees van 't Klooster, Guram Bedukadze, Mikheil Janikazhvili, Otar Tusishvili, Ludmila Philipenko, Nikoloz Medzmariashvili, Ariadna Jakhua

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Creation of large size, lightweight, rigid and precision reflectors is the problem that still remains in the field of space antennas. In recent years, a voluminous work has been being conducted jointly by the European Space Agency, Munich Technical University and Georgian Technical University aiming at finding out a new structural design. The structures of the rings having a new design circular double pantograph, conical V-fold bars, unfolding springs and electrical motors, and of the flexible, geometrically unchangeable center have been elaborated and theoretically and experimentally studied within the scope of the work. The researches and tests revealed pros and cons of the new constructions. In their entirety, the structures are rigid, precision, lightweight and are capable of controlling and managing the transforming processes.
Translated title of the contributionNieuwe constructies van lichtgewicht ontvouwbare reflectors
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Lightweight Structures and Reflector Antennas : 2nd International Conference
Place of PublicationTbilisi
PublisherGeorgia Institute of Technology
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-9941-0-7008-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014
Event2nd International Conference Advanced Lightweight Structures and Reflector Antennas - Tbilisi, Georgia
Duration: 1 Oct 20143 Oct 2014


Conference2nd International Conference Advanced Lightweight Structures and Reflector Antennas
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