Multifunctional lightweight structures for satellites

Multifunctional lightweight structures for satellites

Conventional satellite design separately considers functional, structural and protective requirements. Subsystems are not integrated into the primary structure, but applied at a later production stage.

  • Project aim: disruptive innovation in satellite design
  • Integration of functions into load-carrying structural parts (communication, thermal management, vibration control, diagnosis)
  • Concurrent optimisation of structural and functional properties with respect to mass and production processes
  • Validation by a demonstrator

 Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF
Dr Dirk Mayer
dirk.mayer@lbf.fraunholer.de

RWfH Aachen University
Dr Athanasios Dafnis
dafnis@sla.rwth-aachen.de