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    • COOLER: a louvered, passive radiator for Cubesats 

      Spanoudakis, Peter; Novo, David; Cosandier, Florent; Schwab, Philippe; Ummel, Antoine; Psoni, Georgia; Rellakis, Dimitrios; Struijs, Robert; Fouché, Florian; de Faoite, Daithi (2021-09-20)
      Louvers are thermal control elements placed over external radiators to tune heat rejection from typically a factor 1 when fully closed to 5 when fully open. The most commonly used louver is a bimetallic, springactuated, ...
    • Large Angle Flexure Pivot Development and Test Campaign Results 

      Spanoudakis, Peter; Kiener, Lionel; Cosandier, Florent; Schwab, Philippe; Grivon, Daniel; Psoni, Georgia; Rellakis, Dimitrios; Bencheikh, Nabil (2021-09-20)
      An innovative design of a Large Angle Flexure Pivot (LAFP) has been developed and has completed a thorough test campaign in the configuration of an Engineering Model. The intended application of the LAFP is to angularly ...
    • Large angle flexure pivot development for future science payloads for space applications 

      Spanoudakis, Peter; Kiener, Lionel; Cosandier, Florent; Schwab, Philippe; Giriens, Laurent; Kruis, Johan; Grivon, Daniel; Psoni, Georgia; Vrettos, Christos; Bencheikh, Nabil (2019)
      An innovative design of a Large Angle Flexure Pivot (LAFP) is described. It combines the advantages of flexure mechanisms while surpassing one of their few flaws, small displacement strokes. The LAFP design exceeds these ...
    • Large angle flexure pivot development for high accuracy positioning of optical payloads 

      Cosandier, Florent; Schwab, Philippe; Kiener, Lionel; Kruis, Johan; Giriens, Laurent; Spanoudakis, Peter; Vrettos, Christos; Psoni, Georgia (2019-06-06)
      In this study, an innovative design of a Large Angle Flexure Pivot (LAFP) is proposed. It combines the advantages of flexure mechanisms – no friction, no backlash, no need for lubricant, no wear – while surpassing one of ...