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1.1 Deployable Structures
1.2 Tensegrity
1.3. MECHANICS OF BAR FRAMEWORKS
1.3 Mechanics of Bar Frameworks
1.4. SCOPE AND AIMS
1.4 Scope and Aims
1.5 Outline of Thesis
2.2.2 Telescopic Masts
2.2.3 Coilable Masts
2.2.4 Articulated Trusses
2.3 Deployable Reflector Antennas
2.3.1 Mesh Antennas
2.3.2 Solid Surface Antennas
2.3.3 Inflatable Antennas
2.3.4 Antenna Comparison
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Kinematic Form-Finding Methods
3.2.1 Analytical Solutions
3.2.2 Non-Linear Programming
3.2.3 Dynamic Relaxation
3.3 Static Form-Finding Methods
3.3.1 Analytical Solutions
3.3.2 Force Density Method
3.3.3 Energy Method
3.3.4 Reduced Coordinates
3.4 Implementation of the Force Density Method
3.4.1 A Two-Dimensional Example
3.4.2 Tensegrity Prisms
3.4.3 Spherical Tensegrities
3.5 The Force Method for Analysis of Bar Frame-
3.5.1 Equilibrium and Compatibility Matrices
3.5.2 Static and Kinematic Properties
3.5.3 Rigid-Body Mechanisms
3.5.4 Internal Mechanisms
3.5.5 Structural Computations
3.5.6 Example: Hanging Triangular Net
3.6 Discussion
Deployable Tensegrity Masts
4.1 Background
4.2 Static and Kinematic Properties
4.3 Form-Finding
4.3.1 Two-Stage Tensegrity Mast
4.3.2 Multi-Stage Tensegrity Masts
4.4 Manufacturing Technique
4.5 Deployment
4.5.1 Strut Deployment
4.5.2 Demonstrator Masts
4.6 Structural Analysis
4.6.1 Initial Equilibrium Element Forces
4.6.2 Preliminary Design of Struts and Cables
4.6.3 Vibration Analysis
4.6.4 Static Analysis
4.7 Discussion
5.1 Small Satellites and Deployable Structures
5.1.1 Micro-Satellites Astrid-1 and -2
5.1.2 Small Satellite Odin
5.1.3 Space Technology Research Vehicles
5.1.4 Future STRV Missions
5.2 New Reflector Concept for Small Satellites
5.2.1 Existing Concepts with Passive Structure
5.2.2 Tensegrity Reflector Concept
5.3 Geometry of Parabolic Reflector Antennas
5.3.1 Axi-Symmetric Reflector
5.3.2 Offset Reflector
5.3.3 Values for F/D and XA
5.4 Reflector Antenna Theory
5.4.1 Antenna Gain
5.4.2 Effects of Random Surface Errors
5.4.3 Systematic Surface Error of Faceted Paraboloids
5.4.4 Allowable Surface Error of Reflector Antennas
5.4.5 Ground Resolution
5.4.6 Accuracy Goals for the Present Antenna
5.5 Selection of Materials
5.5.1 Materials for the Antenna Structure
6.1 Static and Kinematic Properties
6.2 Axi-Symmetric Configurations
6.2.1 Sag-to-Span Ratio
6.2.2 Position of Additional Nodes
6.2.3 Tension Tie Force Distribution
6.3 Offset Configurations
6.3.1 Focal Length and Offset Distance
6.3.2 Two Symmetric Offset Configurations
6.4.1 Monte Carlo Technique for the Tension Truss
6.4.2 Best-Fit Paraboloid Analysis
6.4.3 Extracting the Random Surface Deviations
6.4.4 Systematic Facet Surface Deviation
6.4.5 Influence of Tension Tie Loading
6.4.6 Statistical Considerations
6.4.7 Influence of Member Length Imperfections
6.4.8 Influence of Tension Tie Load Variation
6.4.9 Influence of Ring Structure Distortion
6.4.10 Combined Influence of Manufacturing Imperfections
6.4.11 Influence of Thermal Strains
6.4.12 Achievable Reflector Accuracy
Tensegrity Reflector Antennas
7.1 Introduction
7.2 The AstroMesh Concept
7.2.1 Net Generation
7.2.2 Deployable Ring Structure
7.2.3 Static and Kinematic Properties
7.3 New Concept
7.3.1 Stiffened Hexagonal Module
7.3.2 Hexagonal Tensegrity Module and Tension Trusses
7.3.3 Minimum Separation between Front and Rear Nets
7.3.4 Three-Ring Axi-Symmetric Reflector
7.4 Demonstration Model
7.5 Deployment Schemes
7.5.1 Hinged Struts
7.5.2 Telescopic Struts
7.6 Preliminary Design of 3 m Reflectors
7.6.1 Design Scheme
7.6.2 Axi-Symmetric Reflectors
7.6.3 Offset Reflectors
7.6.4 Stowage Considerations
7.7. VIBRATION ANALYSIS
7.7 Vibration Analysis
7.8 Discussion
Conclusions
8.1 Analysis Methods
8.2 Deployable Masts
8.3 Deployable Antennas
8.4. FURTHER RESEARCH
8.4 Further Research
Bibliography
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