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Authors: R. Sakhvadze


This paper covers a design study of deployable reflector antenna. Following antennas are used to provide the satellite network and services. Therefore, their shape is based on its functionality to receive and transmit a radio wave. Also, following structures are deployable. A deployable structure is a structure that can change shape so as to significantly change its size. Deployable structures can expand and contract due to their geometrical, material and mechanical properties - offering the potential to create truly transforming environments. Nature of deployment is depended on joint connections and geometrical shapes of structural nodes, their degree of freedom in system. Following article includes mechanics of joint connection, simplifying and optimization of their shapes and functionality.

Keywords: deployable reflector antenna, deployable structures, transformable construction

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