A study on membrane dynamics and deformation of solar power sail demonstrator "IKAROS"

Yoji Shirasawa, Osamu Mori, Hirotaka Sawada, Yoshikazu Chishiki, Kenji Kitamura, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

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Abstract

This paper describes an analysis for the membrane dynamics and deformation of solar power sail demonstrator "IKAROS". After the successful deployment of membrane, some images of the whole sail membrane of IKAROS were taken by separation cameras. From these data, it has estimated that the membrane of IKAROS had a deformation different from the prediction considering the solar radiation pressure. In this paper, these observed deformations of membrane are reported and compared with the results of numerical simulation using multi-particle model. A membrane's deformation over time observed in the images taken by side monitor cameras is also reported and the cause of the changing is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference 2012 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2012 Apr 232012 Apr 26

Publication series

Name53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference 2012

Conference

Conference53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference 2012
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period12/4/2312/4/26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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