WIT Press


Satellite Architecture - Design Of Structures And Mechanisms (visualization In Praxis)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/VID930371

Volume

5

Pages

18

Published

1993

Size

2,579 kb

Author(s)

M. Hager

Abstract

The new design methodology of recent years caused by the introduction of powerful computers i.e.: * to assist and supplement the visualization process at the early stage of design * to use solid model techniques to optimize the design configuration * to establish kinematical movement models of the mechanisms * to provide design interfaces for an FE model; is now an unavoidable tool in spacecraft engineering It is normal systems procedure to divide a spacecraft system into two principal elements: * the payload, and * the bus During the iterative process of design of the satellite bus structure by considering launch vehicle constraints and payload configuration drivers the initial design "grows" to the final design configuration synthesis phases. Computational geometry and 3D imaging provides an excellen

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