Shape control of the tension truss antenna

Jin Mitsugi, Tetsuo Yasaka, Koryo Miura

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Abstract

The tension truss antenna is a deployable mesh surface antenna featuring a cable network, called a tension truss, that gives a parabolic shape to the reflective mesh. Cables in the tension truss are rigid enough to prevent their elongation due to the tension, and the number of nodes and cables satisfies the statistically determinant condition. In this paper, surface sensitivity to magnitude and direction errors of the applied force, which gives the tensile force to the tension truss, is evaluated by Monte Carlo simulation. Results show that the surface deformation of a tension truss antenna is smaller than that of an antenna whose cable network is made of flexible cables. It is concluded that the tension truss antenna is a promising candidate for a large space antenna.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-322
Number of pages7
JournalAIAA Journal
Volume28
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Feb
Externally publishedYes

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Mitsugi, J., Yasaka, T., & Miura, K. (1990). Shape control of the tension truss antenna. AIAA Journal, 28(2), 316-322.

Shape control of the tension truss antenna. / Mitsugi, Jin; Yasaka, Tetsuo; Miura, Koryo.

In: AIAA Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2, 02.1990, p. 316-322.

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Mitsugi, J, Yasaka, T & Miura, K 1990, 'Shape control of the tension truss antenna', AIAA Journal, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 316-322.
Mitsugi J, Yasaka T, Miura K. Shape control of the tension truss antenna. AIAA Journal. 1990 Feb;28(2):316-322.
Mitsugi, Jin ; Yasaka, Tetsuo ; Miura, Koryo. / Shape control of the tension truss antenna. In: AIAA Journal. 1990 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 316-322.
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