Accession Number : ADD010570

Title :   Survivable Satellite Bus Structural Frame.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Farnham,Charles J

Report Date : 09 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A three-sided prism shaped structure including upper and lower graphite/epoxy honeycomb sandwich decks spaced by rectangular graphite/epoxy longerons and braces, all of which are attached by using machined aluminum fittings. A graphite/epoxy sandwich panel and cone assembly is bonded to one side of the structure for mounting a space sextant therein. Aluminum equipment panels are attached to the other two sides. The bus structure is manufactured in accordance with available procedures for fabricating graphite/epoxy composite material which is the primary structural material.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Composite structures, *Frames, *Fabrication, *Spacecraft components, Honeycomb structures, Epoxy compounds, Sandwich panels, Graphite, Aluminum alloys, Fittings, Modular construction, Manufacturing

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Fabrication Metallurgy
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE