MiniSAR composite gimbal arm development.

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An exploratory effort in the application of carbon epoxy composite structural materials to a multi-axis gimbal arm design is described. An existing design in aluminum was used as a baseline for a functionally equivalent redesigned outer gimbal arm using a carbon epoxy composite material. The existing arm was analyzed using finite element techniques to characterize performance in terms of strength, stiffness, and weight. A new design was virtually prototyped. using the same tools to produce a design with similar stiffness and strength, but reduced overall weight, than the original arm. The new design was prototyped using Rapid Prototyping technology, which ... continued below

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Klarer, Paul Richard & Winscott, Mark (Orion International, Albuquerque, NM) January 1, 2005.

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An exploratory effort in the application of carbon epoxy composite structural materials to a multi-axis gimbal arm design is described. An existing design in aluminum was used as a baseline for a functionally equivalent redesigned outer gimbal arm using a carbon epoxy composite material. The existing arm was analyzed using finite element techniques to characterize performance in terms of strength, stiffness, and weight. A new design was virtually prototyped. using the same tools to produce a design with similar stiffness and strength, but reduced overall weight, than the original arm. The new design was prototyped using Rapid Prototyping technology, which was subsequently used to produce molds for fabricating the carbon epoxy composite parts. The design tools, process, and results are discussed.

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  • Report No.: SAND2004-6572
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/921608 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 921608
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc893093

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Klarer, Paul Richard & Winscott, Mark (Orion International, Albuquerque, NM). MiniSAR composite gimbal arm development., report, January 1, 2005; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc893093/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.