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High-temperature superconductors as electromagnetic deployment and support structures in spacecraft
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
In this thesis, we investigate a new structural and mechanical technique aimed at reducing the mass and increasing the stowed-to-deployed ratio of spacecraft systems. This technique uses the magnetic fields generated by ...
Stability analysis of electromagnetically supported large space structures
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
The high cost per unit mass of launch and the fixed envelope of a launch vehicle fairing respectively incentivize the reduction of spacecraft mass and stowed volume, while the performance boosts that come from an increase ...