Deployable auxetic shape memory alloy cellular antenna demonstrator: design, manufacturing and modal testing

S. Jacobs, C. Coconnier, D. Di Maio, F. Scarpa*, M. Toso, J. Martinez

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Abstract

This work describes the design, manufacturing and testing of a deployable antenna for deep-space missions based on a hybrid honeycomb truss made of shape memory alloy (SMA). The deployable characteristics are enhanced by the equivalent auxetic (negative Poisson's ratio) behaviour of the cellular configuration. Specific emphasis is placed on the modal analysis techniques used to test the lightweight SMA structure.
Original languageEnglish
Article number075013
JournalSmart materials & structures
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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