Adaptively controlled surfaces

  • Albertsen, Niels Christian (Project Manager)
  • Christiansen, Søren (Project Participant)
  • Pontoppidan, Knud (Project Participant)
  • Sørensen, Stig Busk (Project Participant)

    Project Details

    Description

    Future communication satellite antennas will need to be able to change their radiation characteristics in space to adapt to changes in the volume of traffic carried. For reflector antennas, this can be achieved with a reflector surface which can change shape under control of a limited number of remotely controlled actuators. A mathematical description of such a surface in the form of a 4th order partial differential equation with appropriate boundary values is developed.
    The project is carried out as part of the work prepared by the scientific staff at IMM. No specified budget.
    Publication:
    Niels C. Albertsen, Soeren Christiansen,
    Knud Pontoppidan and Stig Busk Soerensen:
    Mathematical Treatment of an Adjustable
    Surface Formed by a Fabric of Interwoven
    Flexible Wires.
    Mathematical Engineering in Industry 6 (1997)115-132.
    IMM-REP-1996-2.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date01/01/199301/05/1997