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Enhancing space satellite performance by integrating smart sensors and actuators for sensing and shape morphing
Author(s): H. Baier; L. Datashvili; S. Rapp
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Paper Abstract

Satellite mechanical performance is to be further enhanced e.g. by active launch vibration attenuation, and even more so by in-orbit micro-vibration and shape control and possibly also significant shape morphing. This puts stringent requirements on the actuators and their materials, such as high resolution of possibly large strokes, or a very broad operational temperature range going down to -150°C or even lower. The discussion also shows the need to consider the host material and structure together with the actuator as a highly interacting system. This holds to a considerable extent also for integrated fiber optic sensors used for strain and temperature monitoring.

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Date Published: 20 October 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7493, Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 74931U (20 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.843388
Show Author Affiliations
H. Baier, Technische Univ. München (Germany)
L. Datashvili, Technische Univ. München (Germany)
S. Rapp, Technische Univ. München (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7493:
Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering
Jinsong Leng; Anand K. Asundi; Wolfgang Ecke, Editor(s)

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