Deployment of a CubeSat radiative surface through an autonomous torsional SMA actuator
Filippo Carnier, Alberto Riccardo Donati, Elena Villa, Daniela Rigamonti, Paolo Bettinidownload PDF
Abstract. This study aims to provide a proof of concept concerning the integration of an “S” shaped SMA tube into the thermal circuit of a 12U CubeSat. The torsion-based actuator utilizes the heat from the circulating fluid accumulated inside the satellite to enable the deployment of a radiator panel through the manifestation of the shape memory effect in the material, facilitating heat dissipation via radiation.
Torsional Shape Memory Alloys, CubeSats, Deployable Radiator, Thermal Control
Published online 11/1/2023, 4 pages
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Citation: Filippo Carnier, Alberto Riccardo Donati, Elena Villa, Daniela Rigamonti, Paolo Bettini, Deployment of a CubeSat radiative surface through an autonomous torsional SMA actuator, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 37, pp 413-416, 2023
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