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Deployable Structures

Today, R&D continues in many missions on various concepts for deployable structures in space. One unique concept was tested on the SFU. It is a coil-extension mast that uses no hinges to support scientific instruments and/or deployable structures such as the flexible 2-dimensional deployable structure solar array (2-D array). The highly rigid, jointed mast used in the 2-D array was modified for HALCA’s deployable antennas. Research is also carried out on smart and adaptive structures and inflatable structures for future space systems, thus creating many pioneer structures.

2D deployable structure experiment and indirect-type highly rigid extension mast

Deployable flexible solar array and coil-extension mast