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19 March 2008 Development of a satellite structural architecture for operationally responsive space
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The Air Force Research Laboratory/Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV) is developing a satellite structural architecture in support of the Department of Defense's Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) initiative. Such a structural architecture must enable rapid Assembly, Integration, and Test (AI&T) of the satellite, accommodate multiple configurations (to include structural configurations, components, and payloads), and incorporate structurally integrated thermal management and electronics, while providing sufficient strength, stiffness, and alignment accuracy. The chosen approach will allow a wide range of satellite structures to be assembled from a relatively small set of structural components. This paper details the efforts of AFRL, and its contractors, to develop the technology necessary to realize these goals.
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Brandon J. Arritt, Steven J. Buckley, Jeffrey M. Ganley, Jeffry S. Welsh, Benjamin K. Henderson, M. Eric Lyall, Andrew D. Williams, Jeffrey C. Preble, John DiPalma, Greg Mehle, and R. Roopnarine "Development of a satellite structural architecture for operationally responsive space", Proc. SPIE 6930, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2008, 69300I (19 March 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.776319
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