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Bars are hinged together along a circle to form an extendible frame. This is the basic geometry of the AstroMesh™ Reflector, produced by Astro Aerospace, a business unit of Northrop Grumman Space Technology. It is used to deploy telecommunication reflectors in space.
Contributed by: Sándor Kabai and Szaniszló Bérczi (June 2009)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: June 9 2009