Electromagnetic Thermoforming to Manufacture Reflective Panels for Radio Telescopes and Downlinks

Christian Davila-Peralta, Justin Hyatt, Zack Hatfield, Alex St Peter, Bailey S. Allen, Naomi Nguyen, Wyatt Ellis, Dae Wook Kim, Joel Berkson, Emili Rodriguez

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Abstract

Scientists of the Steward Observatory and Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona created a highly energy efficient adaptable method of forming precision freeform metal panels utilizing the combined effects of induction heating, electromagnetic force, an adjustable mold assembly, and infrared and visible metrology. This transformative component-level manufacturing technology has a broad application in industries requiring custom shaped high accuracy metal sheets (radio communication, automotive, aerospace, renewable energy, architecture).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2021
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781728174365
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 6 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2021 - Big Sky, United States
Duration: Mar 6 2021Mar 13 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
Volume2021-March
ISSN (Print)1095-323X

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Sky
Period3/6/213/13/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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