The MARIO (Measurement of Actuator Response and Impedance on Orbit) is a 3U CubeSat technology demonstration flight by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, to characterize the behavior and degradation of macro-fiber composite materials under actuation and structural health monitoring configurations.
MARIO is a collaboration between MXL, Extreme Diagnostics, and the Michigan's Active Intelligent and Multifunctional Structure (AIMS) Lab, and NASA. The mission objective is to characterize the performance of piezoelectric actuators and health monitoring systems in low Earth orbit conditions. Test data will help develop future advanced space mechanisms.
It was selected in 2018 by NASA to be launched as part of the ELaNa program.
|Type / Application:||Technology|
|Contractors:||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|MARIO||-||(via NASA ELaNa program)||with ?|