Electric Sail Deployment Mechanism

Grants and Contracts Details


Our objective is to develop system (TDS) for electric sail propulsion systems. The proposed work for this one year effort includes four major tasks. Task 1: Concept Design. We will design a tether deployment System that is scalable, compact, lightweight, power efficient, reilable, and tolerant to high radiation and vibration environments. Taske 2: Dynamic Modeling. We will develop a dynamic model for simulationg tether deployment. Task 3: Protype Fabrication. A full-scale multi-tether TDS prototype will be fabricated at UK. Task 4: Experimental Verification. Relevant-environment experiments will be conducted to verify performance and reliability of the TDS prototype.
Effective start/end date9/17/1812/20/19


  • University of Alabama: $2,000.00


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