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Folding arrays of uniform-thickness panels to compact bundles with a single degree of freedom

Abstract:

Flat arrays consisting of panels of finite thickness are widely used in aerospace applications such as solar panels and reflectarray antennas. Packaging them into compact bundles without any voids and then deploying them bi-directionally to flat, continuous and accurate surfaces with a single degree of freedom (DoF) has challenged engineers for decades. Here, we present a solution based on origami of thick panels. In modular construction, we first created two deployable unit arrays, each of w...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rspa.2022.0043

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences Journal website
Volume:
478
Issue:
2261
Publication date:
2022-05-04
Acceptance date:
2022-03-31
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EISSN:
1471-2946
ISSN:
1364-5021
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1261688
Local pid:
pubs:1261688
Deposit date:
2022-06-23

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