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Development of a deployable arm to hold mirrors for space interferometric instrument

Mansoor, Zain ULiège
Promotor(s) : Bruls, Olivier ULiège ; Loicq, Jerôme ULiège
Date of defense : 6-Sep-2018/7-Sep-2018 • Permalink :
Title : Development of a deployable arm to hold mirrors for space interferometric instrument
Author : Mansoor, Zain ULiège
Date of defense  : 6-Sep-2018/7-Sep-2018
Advisor(s) : Bruls, Olivier ULiège
Loicq, Jerôme ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Duysinx, Pierre ULiège
Collette, Christophe ULiège
Jacobs, Jérôme ULiège
Language : English
Keywords : [en] Deployable booms
[en] Deployable structures
[en] Space interferometer baseline
[en] Astronomical interferometer
[en] Telescope
[en] Collapsible tube mast
[en] Collapsible boom
[en] Telescopic boom
[en] Articulated deployable boom
[fr] Structures spatiales déployables
Discipline(s) : Engineering, computing & technology > Mechanical engineering
Target public : Researchers
Professionals of domain
Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master en ingénieur civil mécanicien, à finalité spécialisée en génie mécanique
Faculty: Master thesis of the Faculté des Sciences appliquées


[en] The interferometry in space presents very big challenges for future observation, especially to image and characterize exoplanets. Space interferometry collects light with multiple mirrors. The light beams intercepted by these mirror are combined to create an interference patterns which can increase the resolution of the observed scene. This project has the objective to develop a deployable structure to place and hold mirror sub-pupils of a space interferometer at a distance (few meters) of the spacecraft. The challenge is to create a structure that provides stiffness and stability fitting with interferometry requirements in space.



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  • Mansoor, Zain ULiège Université de Liège > Master ing. civ. méc., à fin.


Committee's member(s)

  • Duysinx, Pierre ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Ingénierie des véhicules terrestres
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  • Collette, Christophe ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Active aerospace struct. and adv. mecha. systems
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  • Jacobs, Jérôme ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > CSL (Centre Spatial de Liège)
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