Lee Wilson joined the Space Structures Lab in 2012, after receiving an MSc in Space Engineering from Caltech and a BE Mechanical (1st Class Hons) from the University of Canterbury. He is engaged in the numerical analysis of packaging and unfolding of creased thin-films. These structures are vital to many space systems, including deployable sunshields, inflatable habitats and solar sails. Other research interests include spacecraft mechanical design, and in particular mechanisms used by small satellites.
- Origami-Inspired Packaging for Deployable Space Membranes
- Numerical Modeling of Lightweight Deployable Structures
Wilson, L., Pellegrino, S. and Danner, R. (2013). Origami inspired concepts for space telescopes. 54nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference 9 April 2013, Boston, MA.