Analysis of membrane dynamics using multi-particle model for solar sail demonstrator "IKAROS"

Yoji Shirasawa, Osamu Mori, Yasuyuki Miyazaki, Hiraku Sakamoto, Mitsue Hasome, Norizumi Okuizumi, Hirotaka Sawada, Hiroshi Furuya, Saburo Matsunaga, Michihiro Natori, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

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Abstract

Japan Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a powered solar sail "Interplanetary Kite-craft Accelerated by Radiation Of the Sun (IKAROS)" on May 21, 2010. One of the primal technologies demonstrated at IKAROS is the deployment of the sail whose diameter is 20m class. After the launch, IKAROS performed the deployment sequence and have confirmed that the membrane was successfully expanded. In this paper, the flight data and observed dynamic motion via deployment are reported. These are compared with the results of numerical simulations using multi-particle model, and the accuracy and availability of this model is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 2011 Apr 42011 Apr 7

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
ISSN (Print)0273-4508

Other

Other52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period11/4/411/4/7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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