Design and analysis of a cable-driven multistage orderly deployable/retractable space telescopic boom

  • Chong Zhao
  • Hongwei GuoEmail author
  • Rongqiang Liu
  • Zongquan Deng
  • Bing Li
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 73)


In order to meet the requirement of spacecraft instrument’s repeated deployment, this paper presents a novel cable-driven space telescopic boom (STB) which can be orderly deployable/retractable. First, a novel metamorphic mechanism cell (MMC) which can realize locking, unlocking and interlocking with other cells is proposed, and the metamorphic principle, degree of freedom and motion condition of this type of cells are analyzed. Second, the novel 9-tube cable-driven STB is proposed based on MMCs. Modal analysis of the STB is performed using ANSYS WROKBENCH to verify that the STB has good rigidity. And the kinematics simulation of the STB is conducted using ADAMS software to verify that the deploying and locking functions.


Space Telescopic Boom Metamorphic Mechanism Interlocking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chong Zhao
    • 1
  • Hongwei Guo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rongqiang Liu
    • 1
  • Zongquan Deng
    • 1
  • Bing Li
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Robotics and SystemHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinP. R. China
  2. 2.Shenzhen Graduate SchoolHarbin Institute of TechnologyShenzhenP. R. China

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