Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms Group

The spacecraft structure is the physical platform that supports and integrates subsystems and payload and as such it is of fundamental importance for any spacecraft.

Overview

The dynamics of the spacecraft structures is of fundamental importance to guarantee the appropriate performance, and similarly the implementation of mechanisms to enable specific functions, ranging from attitude control to deployment of various elements and it is interlinked with the spacecraft structural design.

Our research group is working on projects in collaboration with major aerospace companies in the UK including:

The Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms group is led by Professor Guglielmo S Aglietti and the details of the various activities described below can be found in his publications.

Research areas

Meet the team

Postgraduate research students

Cameron Hodge

Investigation of parameters affecting the microvibration signature of reaction wheel bearings

Eng Benjamin Kawak

Mechanical design of a two-stage viscoelastic isolation system for space applications

Jason Shore

Spacecraft structures and mechanisms