P18572: Telescope K-Mirror Array
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Systems Design

Table of Contents

Functional Decomposition

Functional Decomposition

Functional Decomposition

Concept Development

Center Centric

Center Centric

Center Centric

Flange Centric

Flange Centric

Flange Centric

Feasibility: Prototyping, Analysis, Simulation

Material Deflection Analysis

Material E [GPa] Deflection from moment [mm] Deflection from load [mm]
AI 6061 68.9 3.604 0.0040
ASTM-A36 200 1.242 0.0014
Carpenter Super Invar 32-5 145 1.713 0.0019

Engineering Analysis

Concept Selection

Design Comparison

Center Centric Criteria Flange Centric
+ Weight -
+ System Deflection -
- Modularity +
+ Design Time -
+ Complexity -

In the table above, a "+" denotes design is better for selected criteria.

Control System Comparison

Criteria Raspberry Pi Arduino FPGA
Ease of Programming + + -
Does not require host computer to program + - -
Modular clock source + + +
Computation speed - - +
Cost + + -

In the table above, a "+" denotes design is better for selected criteria.

Proposal

Systems Architecture

Systems Architecture

Systems Architecture

Design Review Materials


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