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Accommodating thickness in origami-based deployable arrays

Show simple item record Zirbel, Shannon A. Magleby, Spencer P. Howell, Larry L. Lang, Robert J. Thomson, Mark W. Sigel, Deborah A. Walkemeyer, Phillip E. Trease, Brian P. 2015-03-04T22:55:16Z 2015-03-04T22:55:16Z 2013-08-04
dc.identifier.citation ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Portland, Oregon, August 4-7, 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 13-1733
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this work is to create deployment systems with a large ratio of stowed-to-deployed diameter. Deployment from a compact form to a final flat state can be achieved through origami-inspired folding of panels. There are many models capable of this motion when folded in a material with negligible thickness; however, when the application requires the folding of thick, rigid panels, attention must be paid to the effect of material thickness not only on the final folded state, but also during the folding motion (i.e., the panels must not be required to flex to attain the final folded form). The objective is to develop new methods for deployment from a compact folded form to a large circular array (or other final form). This paper describes a mathematical model for modifying the pattern to accommodate material thickness in the context of the design, modeling, and testing of a deployable system inspired by an origami six-sided flasher model. The model is demonstrated in hardware as a 1/20th scale prototype of a deployable solar array for space applications. The resulting prototype has a ratio of stowed-to-deployed diameter of 9.2 (or 1.25 m deployed outer diameter to 0.136 m stowed outer diameter). en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2013 en_US
dc.subject rigid en_US
dc.subject flasher en_US
dc.title Accommodating thickness in origami-based deployable arrays en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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