New Application Note: Development of a Dimensionally Stable Lightweight Structure for the LISA Pathfinder Science Module

02/2008The Science Module Structure of LISA Pathfinder - the precursor for ESA’s ambitious LISA mission to detect gravitational waves - is designed to fulfil extremely stringent thermo-elastic distortion requirements. The emphasis of this abstract is the accurate measurement of the thermo-elastic performance in a dedicated distortion test.

Measuring Systems: TRITOP

Keywords: thermo-elastic, climatic chamber, structure deformation

Extract of a paper presented at CEAS 2007 from HP. Gröbelbauer, M. Heer - Oerlikon Space AG, Schaffhauserstrasse 580,
CH-8052 Zürich, Switzerland

The complete application note in English is available as PDF.