MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 304, 20199th EASN International Conference on “Innovation in Aviation & Space”
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||17 December 2019|
Multifunctional load-bearing aerostructures with integrated space debris protection
Institute of Structural Mechanics and Lightweight Design, RWTH Aachen University,
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In the project multiSat multifunctional composite structures for satellite application have been developed. Functions such as protection against space debris, radiation shielding and passive thermal control have been integrated into the load-bearing composite spacecraft structure by use of suitable materials and components. Sandwich panels have been studied as representative structural parts of a conventional satellite structure. Measures for increased space debris protection include the substitution of the conventional honeycomb core by 3D-printed aluminum cellular structures and the reinforcement of the sandwich panel by integration of high performance fabrics which effectively break up and catch impacting debris particles. This paper describes the development and design of multifunctional sandwich concepts with increased impact protection capability and presents the experimental results of hypervelocity impact testing with different types of CFRP sandwich panels.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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