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Monolithic 2 Dof Fully Compliant Space Pointing Mechanism : Volume 4, Issue 2 (02/12/2013)

By Merriam, E. G.

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Title: Monolithic 2 Dof Fully Compliant Space Pointing Mechanism : Volume 4, Issue 2 (02/12/2013)  
Author: Merriam, E. G.
Volume: Vol. 4, Issue 2
Language: English
Subject: Science, Mechanical, Sciences
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications


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Magleby, S. P., Jones, J. E., Howell, L. L., & Merriam, E. G. (2013). Monolithic 2 Dof Fully Compliant Space Pointing Mechanism : Volume 4, Issue 2 (02/12/2013). Retrieved from

Description: Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA. This paper describes the conception, modeling, and development of a fully compliant two-degree-of-freedom pointing mechanism for application in spacecraft thruster, antenna, or solar array systems. The design objectives and the advantages of a compliant solution are briefly discussed. Detailed design decisions to meet project objectives are described. Analytical and numerical models are developed and subsequently verified by prototype testing and measurements in several iterations. A final design of the 3-D printed titanium monolithic pointing mechanism is described in detail and its performance is measured.

Monolithic 2 DOF fully compliant space pointing mechanism

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