Extendable Frame

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Half-scissor joints are arranged in a circle and supplemented with further hinged bars. When extended, the structure provides a cylindrical frame. Northrop-Grumman deploys similar geometry in its AstroMesh Reflector, which is used in various space projects.

Contributed by: Sándor Kabai (September 2007)
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