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Dynamic Characteristics Analysis of Cable-Rib Tension Deployable Antenna

[+] Author Affiliations
Liu Ruiwei, Hongwei Guo, Rongqiang Liu, Tang Dewei

Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

Zhang Qinghua

Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China

Paper No. DETC2016-59218, pp. V05AT07A055; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/DETC2016-59218
From:
  • ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 5A: 40th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, August 21–24, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5015-2
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME

abstract

Balancing stiffness and weight is of substantial importance for antenna structure design. Conventional fold-rib antennas need sufficient weight to meet stiffness requirements. To address this issue, this paper proposes a new type of cable-rib tension deployable antenna that consists of six radial rib deployment mechanisms, numerous tensioned cables, and a mesh reflective surface. The primary innovation of this study is the application of numerous tensioned cables instead of metal materials to enhance the stiffness of the entire antenna while ensuring relatively less weight. Dynamic characteristics were analyzed to optimize the weight and stiffness of the antenna with the finite element model by subspace method. The first six orders of natural frequencies and corresponding vibration modes of the antenna structure are obtained. In addition, the effects of structural parameters on natural frequency are studied, and a method to improve the rigidity of the deployable antenna structure is proposed.

Copyright © 2016 by ASME
Topics: Cables , Tension

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