Deployable skin structure
for a Martian Biome
This is part of an interdisciplinary course in which I worked with engineers, physicists, architects, artists, and designers to design a unmanned Martian Biome to support plant life on the surface of Mars.
A summary and video of the course, which received funding and support from NASA, can be found in this news article.
This page summarizes my exploration process in designing a deployable folding geometry for the skin of the biome that would allow a tapered cylinder to vertically collapse for transport.