Cammarata, A.; Sinatra, R.; Rigato, R.; Maddio, P.D. Tie-System Calibration for the Experimental Setup of Large Deployable Reflectors. Machines2019, 7, 23.
Cammarata, A.; Sinatra, R.; Rigato, R.; Maddio, P.D. Tie-System Calibration for the Experimental Setup of Large Deployable Reflectors. Machines 2019, 7, 23.
The tradeoff between the design phase and the experimental setup is crucial to satisfy the accuracy requirement of Large Deployable Reflectors. Manufacturing errors and tolerances change the RMS of the reflecting surface and require careful calibration of the tie rod system to be able to fit into the initial design specifications. To give a possible solution to this problem, here two calibration methods, respectively for rigid and flexible ring truss support, are described. Starting from the acquired experimental data on the net nodal coordinates, the initial problem of satisfying the static equilibrium at the measured configuration is described. Then, two constrained optimization problems, for rigid and flexible ring truss support, are defined to meet RMS accuracy of the reflecting surface modifying the tie lengths. Finally, a case study to demonstrate the validity of the proposed methods is presented.
large deployable reflector; tie adjustment; experimental setup
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