Design Options

Before materials can be selected, an initial deployment design must bechosen. Many design configurations were considered for the construction of the SPS. These design options were narrowed down into four possible deployment methods. The design concepts considered were centripetal force, shape memory alloy, truss structure, and inflatable deployment techniques.

  • Centripetal Force Technique

  • Shape Memory Alloy Technique

  • Truss Structure Technique

  • Inflatable Structure Technique