The 36th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium

To be held at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, USA May 15, 16, and 17, 2002.  

Hosted by National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
Organized by the Mechanisms Education Association


Table of Contents


SYMPOSIUM OBJECTIVES

This symposium is concerned with the problems of design, fabrication, test, and operational use of aerospace mechanisms. Emphasis is on hardware developments. The symposium provides a social and technical forum for personnel active in the field of mechanisms technology, as well as providing a source of information for others interested in this field. The symposium rotates annually among eight NASA Centers and attracts papers and attendees from all over the world.


SYMPOSIUM LOCATION

The Sheraton Cleveland City Centre Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio is the site for all technical sessions. The telephone number is (800) 321-1090. Directions to the hotel can be found fromwww.travelbase.com/destinations/cleveland/sheraton/. The Cleveland City Centre Hotel is a full-service hotel with restaurants, fitness center, and a full business center


SYMPOSIUM ACTIVITIES

The planned technical and social activities provide an opportunity for attendees to become professionally and personally acquainted.

CHECK IN

On Tuesday evening, May 14, from 6:30-8:30 PM, check in or registration will be in the Dolder Hassler Room on the 6th floor. Symposium materials, including symposium proceedings, will be available, along with light refreshments.

RECEPTION

On Wednesday evening, May 15, a reception with a light meal will be held at the hotel from 6:30-9:30 PM in the West Ballroom on the 6th floor. The reception includes supplier displays and is open to all paying attendees and guests.

SYMPOSIUM BANQUET

On Thursday evening, May 16, the symposium dinner and social evening will be held at the Great Lakes Science Center. The Great Lakes Science Center is one of the largest science museums in the U.S. A special exhibition about the Titanic has more than 250 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor including 50 artifacts that have never been seen by the public. The banquet location is a short walk from the hotel. Bus transportation will be provided from the symposium hotel in case of inclement weather or for those unable to walk.

GRC FACILITIES TOUR

On Friday afternoon, May 17, there will be a special tour of the Glenn Research Center facilities that will include the space mechanisms labs, zero gravity facility, and space environment chamber. The tour is open to all attendees and guests. Buses depart from the hotel and return to the hotel after the tour. Please indicate on the registration card if you and your guests will participate. NOTE: Foreign Nationals interested in taking this facility tour must provide additional information for access. Contact Fred Oswald (fred.oswald@grc.nasa.gov) for a form to fill out and return by March 25. If the form is received after this date you may not be approved for the tour.

GUEST ACTIVITIES

The Cleveland area offers an array of activities, including shopping, sports, museums, wineries, parks, and historic sites. Tourist information will be handed out at registration or seewww.cleveland.com/visit/.

PRESENTERS’ MEETINGS

Presenting authors are required to attend a special breakfast on the day of their presentation. This gathering gives the session participants an opportunity to meet their Session Chair and each other, and to review the session arrangements. The Symposium Projectionist is available at this time to discuss presentation requirements.  Please review the Oral Presentation Tips.


SYMPOSIUM INFORMATION

REGISTRATION

Advance registration is highly requested to facilitate planning and commitments for the social events. To register, return the registration card or submit a letter indicating name, mailing address, affiliation, e-mail address, and citizenship (please indicate if you are a permanent resident of the U.S.). Enclose the registration fee of $375 ($250 for educators, $135 for students and retirees). Late registration for the symposium may be done at the hotel on Tuesday evening, May 14, and each day of the symposium. NOTE: If the registration fee is received after May 3, the fee will be $425. This fee covers all sessions, proceedings, break refreshments, reception, symposium banquet, and specified bus transportation. Guest tickets are $25 for the reception and $55 for the banquet (guest banquet tickets are $60 if received after May 3).

Please note on the registration card or letter your interest in attending the GRC Facilities Tour. Also indicate your guest’s interest in attending the tour.

Make checks payable to “MEA 36th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium”. Checks/money orders must be drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars. Please do not send foreign currency. Cash, checks, VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Diner’s Club and money orders are accepted. Submit payment with the registration card or letter to:

Rebecca Kwiat
NASA Glenn Research Center, MS 23-3
21000 Brookpark Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44135
Phone: 216\433-3759
FAX: 216\433-3954
email:
Rebecca.J.Kwiat@grc.nasa.gov


HOTEL RESERVATIONS

We reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton hotel at the special rate of $86.00 plus tax (single or double). Attendees may upgrade to Club Level rooms for the special price of $106. These special rates are available from May 12 to May 19. Attendees must make their own reservations directly with the hotel. Mention the Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium to obtain the special rate and make reservations by April 12, 2002 to ensure the special rate. After April 12, the hotel will honor the special rate on a space-available basis only. Cancellations must be made no later than 6:00 PM on the day of arrival to avoid a “no show” charge of the first night’s rent. Please contact:

Sheraton Cleveland City Centre Hotel
777 St. Clair Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: (800) 321-1090 or (216) 771-7600
Fax: (216) 566-0736


TRANSPORTATION

Cleveland is served by Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Taxi service and car rentals are available at the airport. Light rail service to the downtown area is available from the airport (fare $1.50). There are two van services that run on set schedules between the airport and all downtown hotels ($10.00 per person each way). These are Eagle Transportation 216-281-6162 and Royal Fleet Limo, www.royalfleetlimo.com, 216-631-5598. Those who drive to the hotel can park in the garage for $10/day ($5 off regular “self-parking” rate).


DR. GEORGE HERZL AWARD

Each year a plaque is awarded to the author(s) of the “Best Paper.” The award is based on paper content, presentation delivery, and visual aids. This award was established in honor of Dr. George Herzl of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a co-founder of the Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium.


DR. CHARLES COALE AWARD

Each year, the AMS sponsors a child to Space Camp to honor Dr. Charles Coale of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Dr. Coale was the leader of the symposium for more than 20 years and had a special interest in helping children.


SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, 14 MAY 2002
6:30-8:30 CHECK-IN
Sheraton – Dolder Hassler Room on 6th Floor
WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY 2002
8:00 Wednesday Presenters’ Breakfast – Hope Room on 7th Floor
8:00 CHECK-IN AND REFRESHMENTS – Registration Office and East Ballroom on 6th Floor
9:00  INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
Fred Oswald, Host Chairman
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH
Stuart H. Loewenthal, General Chairman
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, CA

CENTER WELCOME
Dr. Donald Campbell, Center Director
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH

9:30 SESSION I – INSTRUMENT MECHANISMS
Lucio Scolamiero, Session Chair
ESA/ESTeC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Asteroid Sampling Mechanism for MUSES-C
Ken Higuchi, Jun’ichiro Kawaguchi & Akira Fujiwara, The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Sagamihara, Japan

A Description of Mechanisms used in the Low Resolution Airglow & Aurora Spectrograph and Special Sensor Ultraviolet Limb Imager
Philip Kalmanson, Russell Starks & Kenneth Dymond, Praxis, Inc., Alexandria, VA; Stefan Thonnard, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

The IRAC Shutter Mechanism: Residual Magnetism and the Rotary Solenoid
Scott Schwinger, Claef Hakun, Gary Brown & Ken Blumenstock, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

A Cryogenic Half-Wave Plate Module to Measure Polarization at Multiple FIR Passbands
Timothy Rennick, John Vaillancourt, Roger Hildebrand & Stephen Heimsath, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

11:30  LUNCH BREAK
1:00  SESSION II – DEPLOY
Bert Haugen, Session Chair
Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, CA

Tape-Spring Rolling Hinges
Alan Watt & Sergio Pellegrino, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Material Property Effects on Coaxial Cable Mechanical Failure
Robert Pan, J.B. Chang, C.C. Wan & Y. R. Takeuchi, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA; R. McVey, Boeing Satellite Systems, El Segundo, CA; I. Chen, Raytheon Systems, El Segundo, CA

Design and Testing of the CRISP Tracking Mirror Cover and Release Mechanism
Jeffrey Lees & Ed Schaefer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD

Zero Deadband, Multiple Strut Synchronized Hinge for Deployable Structures
Matthew Botke, David Murphy & Thomas Murphey, AEC-ABLE Engineering, Goleta, CA; Peter Sorensen, Kollabra, Palo Alto, CA

2:45  BREAK
3:00 SESSION III – ACTUATORS, ROVERS, ROBOTS AND POSTER REVIEW
Karl Anderson, Session Chair
Moog Inc., Chatsworth, CA

DC Motor Selection for Space Mechanisms
David Marks & Richard Fink, Moog Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC

Designing and Manufacturing of Extremely Low Mass Flight Systems
Michael Johnson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Design of a Robotic Wrist and Tool-Exchange Mechanism for Satellite Servicing
Russell Howard, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Operational Improvements of a Pyrotechnic Ultra Low Shock Separation Nut
Alexander Luna, Hi-Shear Technology Corporation, Torrance, CA

Alternatives to Pyrotechnics – Nitinol Release Mechanisms
Andrew Tuszynski, Hi-Shear Technology Corporation, Torrance, CA

WSystem Characterization and Motor Step Verification through Rotary Acceleration Signals
Scott Starin & Fred Crosno, CDA InterCorp, Deerfield, FL

High Resolution Standard Proximity Sensor
Roger Blaser, Vibro-Meter SA, Fribourg, Switzerland

6:30-9:30  RECEPTION & DISPLAYS AT THE SHERATON– West Ballroom on 6th Floor
Invited component and software suppliers display current products and provide tutorials.
THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2002
7:30  Thursday Presenters’ Breakfast – Hope Room on 7th Floor
8:30 SESSION IV – DEPLOY II
Gary Heinemann, Session Chair
AEC-Able Engineering, Goleta, CA

Qualification of the Inflatable Sunshield In Space (ISIS) Mast
David Rohweller, TRW Astro Aerospace, Carpinteria, CA

ISS S/A Deployment – The Highs & Lows of EVA Contingency Capability, A Designer’s Perspective
Bert Haugen, Malcolm Ferry & Kevin Klein, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, CA

The Lightweight Deployable Antenna for the MARSIS Experiment on the Mars Express Spacecraft
Geoff Marks & Michael Reilly, TRW Astro Aerospace, Carpinteria, CA; Richard Huff, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

10:00 BREAK
10:15 SESSION V – INSTRUMENT MECHANISMS II
Martha Milton, Session Chair
NASA Marshall Space Center

MABE: High-Precision Tip/Tilt Mechanism Based on Magnetic Bearing Technology
Nicolas Loix & J.Ph. Verschueren, Micromega Dynamics SA, Angleur, Belgium; Lucio Scolamiero, ESA/ESTeC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Development of a Fine Steering Mirror Assembly
Ruben Nalbandian & Jeff Williams, Moog Inc., Chatsworth, CA

A Description and Performance of Mechanisms used in the High Resolution Ionospheric Thermospheric Spectrograph
Phillip Kalmanson & Russell Starks, Praxis, Inc., Alexandria, VA; Hsiung Chou, Raytheon STX, Lanham, MD; Kenneth Dymond & Stefan Thonnard, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

11:30  LUNCH BREAK
1:00  SESSION VI – RELEASE & DOCKING MECHANISMS
Robert Fusaro, Session Chair
NASA Glenn Research Center (ret), Cleveland, OH

Design of an EVA-Capable Four-Point Restraint System
Armond Asadurian & Jim Hammond, Moog Inc., Chatsworth, CA; Kazuo Hamada & Hiroshi Irikado, NEC TOSHIBA Space Systems, Japan; Michio Ito & Miho Endo, NASDA, Japan

Intricacies of Using Kevlar Cord and Thermal Knives in a Deployable Release System: Issues and Solutions
Alphonso Stewart & Jason Hair, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Shape Memory Alloy Release Mechanisms on the GPB Mission
Sean McCully, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, CA

Conceptualization and Design of a Mechanical Docking System
Troy Nilson & Mitch Wiens, Starsys Research, Boulder, CO

Automating Separation System Reliability Testing
Ryan Perroy, Planetary Systems Corporation, Silver Spring, MD

3:30 BREAK
3:45 SPECIAL PRESENTATION – ROSE PARADE FLOAT MECHANISMS
The under-the-hood details on what makes those beautiful, animated, short-lived floats dazzle audiences around the world every January 1st.
Michael Johnson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
5:30-10:30 SYMPOSIUM BANQUET AT GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER
5:30 Walk of bus to Science Center
7:00  Dinner & Displays
10:00 Rreturn to the hotel
FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2002
7:30 Friday Presenters’ Breakfast – Hope Room on 7th Floor
8:30 SESSION VII – TRIBOLOBY AND GROUND TEST
David Osterberg, Session Chair
Honeywell Inc., Glendale, AZ

Random Vibration Failure Mechanism of a Conrad Bearing using Crown Ball-Retainer
Klaus Engel, Regina Kwiatkowska & Mihai Vladimirescu, COM DEV, Ltd., Cambridge, Canada

Comparison of Several Different Sputtered Molybdenum Disulfide Coatings for Use in Space Applications
Robert Fusaro, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH; Mark Siebert, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Space Ball Bearing Load Capacity with Dry Lubrication
Andre Borrien, Jean-Bernard Mondier & E. Conde, Centre National D’Etudes Spatiales, Toulouse, France

Tribological Properties of a Pennzaneâ-Based Liquid Lubricant (Disubstituted Alkylated Cyclopentane) for Low Temperature Space Applications
Clifford Venier, Pennzoil-Quaker State Company, The Woodlands, TX; Edward Casserly, Penreco Company, The Woodlands, TX; William Jones, Jr. & Mario Marchetti, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH; Mark J. Jansen, Sest, Inc., Middleburgh Hts., OH; Roamer Predmore, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

ISS SGANT Group Level Offloading Test Mechanism
Xilin Zhang, EMS Technologies Canada, Ltd., St. Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada

Relationship between the Difficulty Index and the Evaluation Accuracy of Ground Deployment Testing
Hironori Ishikawa and Akira Meguro, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, NTT Corporation, Kanagawa, Japan

11:30 BREAK
11:45 PRESENTATION: An Overview of GRC
12:15 TECHNICAL SESSIONS CONCLUSIONPRESENTATION OF THE HERZL AWARD

• CLOSING REMARKS

1:30 BUSES DEPART HOTEL FOR GRC TOUR
1:30-3:30 GLENN RESEARCH CENTER FACILITY TOUR
Fred B. Oswaldi, Host Chairman, NASA GRC

SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


S Stuart H. Loewenthal, General Chairman, Lockheed Martin
Edward A. Boesiger, Operations Chairman, Lockheed Martin

Obie H. Bradley, Jr., NASA LRC
Michael J. Eiden, ESA/ESTeC
Carlton L. Foster, NASA MSFC
Claef F. Hakun, NASA GSFC
Christopher P. Hansen, NASA JSC
Alan C. Littlefield, NASA KSC
Edward C. Litty, JPL
Ronald E. Mancini, NASA ARC
Fred G. Martwick, NASA ARC
Stewart C. Meyers, NASA GSFC
Martha E. Milton, NASA MSFC
Wilfredo Morales, NASA GRC
Minh Phan, NASA GSFC
John F. Rogers, NASA LRC
Donald R. Sevilla, JPL
Mark F. Turner, NASA AR
C


SYMPOSIUM ADVISORY COMMITTEE

David F. Engelbert, NASA ARC (ret)
Robert L. Fusaro, NASA GRC (ret)
John W. Redmon, Sr., NASA MSFC (ret)
Alfred L. Rinaldo, Lockheed Martin (ret)
William C. Schneider, NASA JSC (ret)
Bowden W. Ward, Jr., NASA GSFC (ret
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