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Inflatable space structures technology development for large radar antennas.

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dc.contributor.author Freeland, R. E.
dc.contributor.author Helms, Richard G.
dc.contributor.author Mikulas, M. M.
dc.contributor.author Stuckey, Wayne
dc.contributor.author Steckel, Gary
dc.contributor.author Watson, Judith
dc.contributor.author Willis, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-28T19:39:00Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-28T19:39:00Z
dc.date.issued 2004-10-04
dc.identifier.citation 24th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, Vancouver, Canada, October 4-8, 2004. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-2407
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40013
dc.description.abstract There has been recent interest in inflatable space-structures technology for possible applications on US. Department of Defense (DOD) missions because of the technology's potential for high mechanical-packaging efficiency, variable stowed geometry, and deployment reliability. In recent years, the DOD-sponsored Large Radar Antenna Program (LRA) applied this new technology to a baseline concept: an inflatablehigidizable (lU) perimeter-truss structure supporting a meshhet parabolic-reflector antenna. The program addressed (a) truss concept development, (b) rigidizable materials concepts assessment, (c) meshhet concept selection and integration, and (d) developed potential mechanical-system p erformance estimates. Critical and enabling technologies were validated, especially orbital radiation durable rigidized materials, and high modulus, inflatable-deployablet russ numbers. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 3866432 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004. en
dc.subject inflatables en
dc.subject space en
dc.subject structures en
dc.subject technology development en
dc.subject antennas en
dc.title Inflatable space structures technology development for large radar antennas. en
dc.type Preprint en


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