The broad aim of our research is to develop the foundations for the successful realization and implementation of novel lightweight structures concepts and architectures. We are particularly interested in problems related to packaging, deployment, shape control and stability. Through a combination of experiments, analysis and numerical simulations we seek to understand, explain and model the physical behavior of novel structures.
April 21, 2015: Northrop Grumman Corporation announces ultralight space structures research project for Space Solar Power Initiative! [Read the full announcement]
January 9, 2014: The Winter 2014 issue of Engineering & Science features Professor Sergio Pellegrino's Space Structures Laboratory in the Guggenheim building. [Read the Caltech Engineering and Applied Science]
February 23, 2016: Sergio Pellegrino talks about "Ultralight Deployable Structures for Space-Based Solar Power" at the University of Washington, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics for the Chair's Distinguished Seminar Series. [pdf]
September 2015: ENGenious: The Space Solar Power Initiative. [Read the full article]
September 2, 2015: Sergio Pellegrino Elected President of the IASS! [Read the full announcement]
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