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Deployable Structures

LoadPath specializes in the design, analysis, fabrication, and testing of advanced deployable structural systems to satisfy a wide range of applications and precision levels, and varying in size from CubeSat booms to large antenna systems. We also design, fabricate, and supply flexible composite strain energy components for integration into customer architectures. We can provide solutions for deployable structure architectures, from requirement derivation to flight hardware delivery.

Contact us to learn more about:
    Design and Analysis of Innovative Deployable Systems
    • Antennas, reflectors, booms, solar arrays
    • Nonlinear FEA to predict deployment and deployed performance
    Flexible Composite Components and Mechanisms
    • Tape spring booms and hinges
    • Slit tube rollable booms
    • Multi-axis hinges
    CubeSat Boom and Antenna Systems
    • Gravity gradient booms
    • Deployable antennas
    Deployable Structure Testing
    • Non-contact metrology
    • Gravity offload system design
    • Component to system-level testing
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CAD design tools and finite element modeling used to develop a support structure for a tensioned membrane optic using rollable tape spring booms. The self-deploying structure designed for a CubeSat application has a 36:1 volume compaction ratio.

Mechanical Design and Analysis | Structural Testing | Thermal Solutions | Deployable Structures | Composite Fabrication
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