Deployable Hexapod Using Tape-springs

  title={Deployable Hexapod Using Tape-springs},
  author={Laurent Blanchard and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Falzon and J. M. Dupuis and Jean-Pierre Merlet},
In the near future of space observation systems, several technical challenges come into light like multi-pupil systems conceived as free flyers or extremely high resolution (EHR) systems with large dimensions and high agility requirements. To be able to face these challenges, the Alcatel Space Research Department is studying innovative structural concepts for future observation instruments. One of these concepts is based on an hexapod whose legs are deployable coiled tape-springs. This hexapod… CONTINUE READING


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