Technology Roadmapping for Multi-Functional Composite Platform Application in Space Vehicles

Maxim Kireitseu*

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This research presents a review of technology advancements and recent development of multifunctional composite platform and its application in exploration vehicles. In particular vehicle elements are made of composite prepreg materials with PV power systems. The design concept and benefits of the multifunctional structures (MFS) are investigated for technical robustness and today's challenges of aerospace industry such as manufacturability, costs and life-cycle. Application of multifunctional structures and composite materials is analyzed in terms of power system made of solar arrays, batteries technology to store this energy and distribute it; and a power management system. Finally it is analysed how to improve the critical functional features of the MFS including thermal conductivity and power generation abilities of integrated solar cells, and battery design and integration within a composite body, and power management and connectivity of vehicle sub-systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 Baltic Geodetic Congress (Geomatics), BGC Geomatics 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509060405
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2017
Event2017 Baltic Geodetic Congress (Geomatics), BGC Geomatics 2017 - Gdansk, Poland
Duration: 22 Jun 201725 Jun 2017


Conference2017 Baltic Geodetic Congress (Geomatics), BGC Geomatics 2017


  • autonomous vehicles
  • composite materials
  • manufacturing sustainability management
  • power systems
  • strategic technology planning


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