Design of deployment mechanisms that manage to reduce the amount of energy that, during deployment, is transmitted to the solar panels. The most common mechanisms in the deployment of panels are studied, as well as dealing with this problem, to choose the ones that best adapt to the requirements. Less conventional mechanisms, unusual in satellites or simply never used, are also studied. This type of mechanism is also analyzed in terms of its viability for use in space.

Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain