In this paper the AM-induced evolution of the design process for small satellites is investigated, leading to the identification of optimal design strategies and the definition of a new MAIT concept. A review of the open literature is presented and some introductory concepts are exposed to highlight the effect of the introduction of AM technologies in the development of new satellites systems. In particular, an innovative structural configuration for the CubeSat class of satellites is proposed, with the ultimate goal of minimizing system complexity via parts reduction and the integration of subsystems through an innovative assembly configuration, as an example to be considered for larger satellites.

Revisiting the configuration of small satellites structures in the framework of 3D additive manufacturing / Gaudenzi, P.; Atek, S.; Cardini, V.; Eugeni, M.; Graterol Nisi, G.; Lampani, L.; Pasquali, M.; Pollice, L.. - In: ACTA ASTRONAUTICA. - ISSN 0094-5765. - 146:(2018), pp. 249-258. [10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.01.036]

Revisiting the configuration of small satellites structures in the framework of 3D additive manufacturing

Gaudenzi, P.;Atek, S.;Cardini, V.;Eugeni, M.;Lampani, L.;Pasquali, M.;Pollice, L.
2018

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In this paper the AM-induced evolution of the design process for small satellites is investigated, leading to the identification of optimal design strategies and the definition of a new MAIT concept. A review of the open literature is presented and some introductory concepts are exposed to highlight the effect of the introduction of AM technologies in the development of new satellites systems. In particular, an innovative structural configuration for the CubeSat class of satellites is proposed, with the ultimate goal of minimizing system complexity via parts reduction and the integration of subsystems through an innovative assembly configuration, as an example to be considered for larger satellites.
2018
Additive Manufacturing; CubeSat; Design For Additive Manufacturing; Manufacturing-Assembly-Integration-Test; Space systems engineering; Topology Optimization; Aerospace Engineering
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Revisiting the configuration of small satellites structures in the framework of 3D additive manufacturing / Gaudenzi, P.; Atek, S.; Cardini, V.; Eugeni, M.; Graterol Nisi, G.; Lampani, L.; Pasquali, M.; Pollice, L.. - In: ACTA ASTRONAUTICA. - ISSN 0094-5765. - 146:(2018), pp. 249-258. [10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.01.036]
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