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TB-GRID - A Satellite central tube and a boom for deployable antennas to be manufactured in composite materials

Obiettivo

Design and automated manufacturing of satellite central tube and boom for deployable antennas in composite grid structures.

Attività nel progetto CIRA

All activities of the project will be carried out by CIRA. The project foresees the design, the manufacturing and the test of two axial symmetric grid structures in composite materials for space application. These demonstrators do not foresee the outer skin, but only grid structure. In particular, CIRA will manufacture:

  • Satellite central tube with cylindrical section

  • Boom for deployable antennas with cylindrical section

Programma

​ESA ARTES 5.1

  • data inizio: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
  • durata: 21.00
Monday, September 19, 2016
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
TB-GRID
Structures and Materials
TB Grid Project aims to design and manufacture by means of automated processes a satellite central tube and a boom for deployable antennas to be manufactured in composite materials with a grid architecture.
Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Technologies, Structural Analysis and Design, Structures for spatial applications, Composite Materials & Basic Processes, Material and processes for spatial applications, Structures Behaviour & Material Testing
Advanced Materials and Processes

 

 

TB-GRID - A Satellite central tube and a boom for deployable antennas to be manufactured in composite materials <img alt="" src="http://webtest.cira.it/PublishingImages/TB%20GRID_Boom%20satellite_NASA.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/space/accesso-allo-spazio-satelliti-ed-esplorazione/tb-grid/TB-GRID - A Satellite central tube and a boom for deployable antennas to be manufactured in composite materialsTB-GRID - A Satellite central tube and a boom for deployable antennas to be manufactured in composite materials Design and automated manufacturing of satellite central tube and boom for deployable antennas in composite grid structures.<p>​ESA ARTES 5.1</p><p style="text-align:justify;">All activities of the project will be carried out by CIRA. The project foresees the design, the manufacturing and the test of two axial symmetric grid structures in composite materials for space application. These demonstrators do not foresee the outer skin, but only grid structure. In particular, CIRA will manufacture:</p><ul style="text-align:justify;"><li><p>Satellite central tube with cylindrical section</p></li><li><p>Boom for deployable antennas with cylindrical section</p></li></ul>2016-06-14T22:00:00Z21.0000000000000

 Media gallery

 

 

A deployable satellite reflector and boomhttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=186A deployable satellite reflector and boomImagehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/TB GRID_Boom satellite_NASA.jpg
Preliminary CAD model of the bCentral tubehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=188Preliminary CAD model of the bCentral tubeImagehttps://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/TB GRID_CT_CAD model.jpg

 Activities

 

 

Successfully completed the test campaign of the satellite Central Tube prototype in composite Grid structure<img alt="" src="https://www.cira.it/PublishingImages/progetto%20ESA%20CFRP.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.cira.it/en/space/accesso-allo-spazio-satelliti-ed-esplorazione/tb-grid/con-il-successo-dei-test-strutturali-sul-central-tube-satellitare-si-chiude-il-progetto-tb-grid/Successfully completed the test campaign of the satellite Central Tube prototype in composite Grid structureSuccessfully completed the test campaign of the satellite Central Tube prototype in composite Grid structureThe last phase of the CFRP Grid Tubular Structures project, funded by ESA, has been successfully completed. This phase was devoted to a complex structural testing campaign of the Central Tube prototype, the numerical-experimental validation of design and analysis models, and the final assessment of the achieved results.2020-01-27T23:00:00Z