DAMAGE DETECTORS | Design by Nature

Awards & Nominations

DAMAGE DETECTORS has received the following awards and nominations. Way to go!

Global Nominee

The Challenge | Design by Nature

Design an autonomous free-flyer to inspect a spacecraft for damage from Micro-Meteoroid and Orbital Debris (MMOD).

Damage Detector Ring

The Damage Detetor Ring aims to 3d scan spacecraft Surface



In 2003 Colombia crew was lost during landing due to damage on the left wing. If there existed a surface scanning technology to indicate and visualize the extent of damage, a different plan for landing could have been applied.


* Teammates from different backgrounds (Aerospace, Medical, Mechanical, and Computer)

* NASA Website

* On site electrical engineers

* NASA’s New Shape-Shifting Radiator Inspired by Origami

* Ersoy, S. (n.d.). Animated Mechanisms. Retrieved from http://www.mekanizmalar.com/

Challenges Faced:

* Applying the vertical motion of the ring around the space ship using electromagnetic field.

* Validating the technology and mechanics

* Applying the shrinking motion of the the ring to accommodate it in it's designated space in the spacecraft (using circular linkage technique)

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