Stability of spinning solar sail-craft containing a huge membrane

Tomoki Nakano, Osamu Mori, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

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Abstract

Solar sails are the spacecraft that are propelled by sunlight. The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA) has studied the solar sails which are spinning and deployed by centrifugal force. One of the technological difficulties to be realized is how to design the spanned spinning solar sails to maintain the stability while those huge membranes unfurl with deformation and oscillation. In this paper, an attention is focused on the out-of-plane oscillation and an analysis is presented about the dynamics so that the characteristic parameters are identified as for the stability of those spinning solar sails.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2005
Pages3425-3437
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2005 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2005 Aug 152005 Aug 18

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
Volume5

Conference

ConferenceAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period05/8/1505/8/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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