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Session 5
Session 6
Session 7
Day 3
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Tuesday May 14, 2024
18h00 - 20h00CHECK-IN – Meeting Room 2B, Suite 1 Atrium
DAY-1: Wednesday May 15, 2024
07h00 PDTPresenters' Breakfast - Meeting Room 2A
08h00CHECK-IN - Meeting Room 2B
08h15INTRODUCTORY REMARKSEd Boesiger, General ChairmanLockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, CA
Benjamin Nickless, Host ChairmanNASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Clayton Turner, Center DirectorNASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Session I: RELEASE MECHANISMSDavid EddlemanNASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, ALTop Of Page
08h30Caging and Release Mechanism Design for the Simplified Gravitational Reference SensorJoseph Footdale, Chad Sypolt, Joseph Mackin & Stephen Bennett, BAE Systems, Inc., Boulder, CO;
John Conklin & Peter Wass, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
08h55Development Plan of the Upgraded Release Mechanism for the LISA Space MissionCarlo Zanoni, National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Italy;
Daniele Bortoluzzi, Davide Vignotto, Matteo Tomasi, Edoardo Dala Ricca, Abraham Ayele Gelan & Francesco Marzan, University of Trento, Trento, Italy;
Paolo Radaelli, Riccardo Freddi & Alessandro Paolo Moroni, OHB Italia SpA, Italy
09h20FD04 Frangibolt Actuator Performance Test: Measuring Force and Stroke MarginIngie Baho & Kim Aaron, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CAbaho.pdf
09h45Development of an Ejectable Data Recorder (EDR) Ejection Mechanism for the Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator (LOFTID)Brian Saulman & Robert Wagner, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VAsaulman.pdf
10h1015 min Break
10h25LARES2 Mission: Retention and Separation SubsystemMatteo Spinelli & Alessandro Bursi, OHB Italia, Milan, Italy;
Simone Pirrotta & Roberto Bertacin, Italian Space Agency, Rome, Italy
10h50Design and Qualification of the Low-Earth Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator Payload Adapter Separation System (PASS)Sean Hancock, Jacob Montgomery & Ben Nickless, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA;
Matt Realsen, United Launch Alliance, Centennial, CO
11h15Development and Testing of a Novel Solenoid Launch Lock for a Lunar Lander Thrust Vector Control ActuatorJoseph Plunkett, Honeybee Robotics, Longmont, COplunkett.pdf
11h40Testing Frangibolts for Extended Space Mission DurationsBrian Gore, Ryan Hill & Timothy Woodard, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CAgore.pdf
12h20Lunch: Lunch for AMS Attendees in Ballroom One
Session II: MATERIALS MEET MECHANISMSGilles FeusierÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, SwitzerlandTop Of Page
13h20Development of a Bulk Metallic Glass Planetary Gearmotor for Unheated Actuation in Cryogenic EnvironmentsAndrew Kennett & Robert Dillon, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CAkennett.pdf
13h45Extreme Benefits of Visual Inspection under Magnification of Mechanical ComponentsDuval Johnson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CAjohnson.pdf
14h10Motor Stator (Fluidize) Insulation Material Options and Testing SummaryJonathan Wood & Emmett Donnelley-Power, Lockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, CA;
Jessica Hamm, Sierra Space, Durham, NC; Recarda Schmitz, Windings, Inc., New Ulm, MN
14h35Ti Beta-C Spring Development Testing for Low Cycle, Cold Deep Space ApplicationsPavlina Karafillis & Grady Lynch, Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, COkarafillis.pdf
Session III: DRILLING MACHINESTerry NienaberNASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VATop Of Page
15h30Lessons Learned in Building and Testing the Regolith and Ice Drill for Exploring New Terrain (TRIDENT)Philip Chu, Samuel Goldman, Carter Fortuin, Vincent Vendiola, Helen Xu, Jaqueline Stamboltsian, Raymond Lin, Anchal Jain, Jack Wilson & Kris Zacny, Honeybee Robotics LLC, Altadena, CAchu.pdf
16h00Micro-Sampler: A Kilogram Class Drill for Planetary Sampling and Powder CollectionNicklaus Traeden, Kathryn Bywaters, Damien Hackett, Gabriel Zwilinger, Christian Sipe, Peter Pulai & Kris Zacny, Honeybee Robotics LLC, Altadena, CA;
Philippe Sarrazin & Maite Diez, SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA
16h25Development of the DrACO Drill: A Rotary Percussive Drill for Cryogenic OperationGrayson Adams, Matthew Dottinger & Patrick Corrigan, Honeybee Robotics LLC, Altadena, CAadams.pdf
SESSION IV: POSTER SESSION PREVIEWMark BalzerNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CATop Of Page
A rapid fire session of poster papers. Each presenter will give their best 5-minute pitch and attendees can follow up at the reception or other time.
17h00Government Reference Design of the Vertical Solar Array Technology DemonstratorScott Belbin, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VAbelbin.pdf
17h05Bearings for Extreme EnvironmentsChristoph Bayer & Thomas Kreis, GRW, Rimpar, Germany;
David Nufer, GRW, Bloomfield, CT
17h10Magnetic Fast Steering Mirrors for High Power Optical CommunicationEtienne Betsch, Gérald Aigouy, Clément Cote, Augustin Bedek, Arnaud Barnique, Nicolas Bourgeot, Hugo Grardel, Pierre Personnat, Patrick Meneroud, Théo Simon, Marc Fournier, Sylvain Chardon, Frank Claeyssen & François Barillot, Cedrat Technologies, Meylan, Francebetsch.pdf
17h15Lessons Learned on Synchronization System Modelling for Solar Array Wing Deployment PredictionsHéloïse Boross & Philipp Schmidheiny, Beyond Gravity, Zurich, Switzerlandboross.pdf
17h20Testbed for Lunar Extreme Environment Wear Tolerant ApplicationsValerie Wiesner, Glen King, Keith Gordon & Christopher Wohl, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA;
Christopher Domack & Brandon Widener, Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc., Hampton, VA
17h25Development and Qualification of a New SADM for Small SatellitesAdrien Guignabert, Flavien Deschaux, Luc Herrero, Etienne Magnin-Robert, Comat Aerospace, Flourens, France;
Jean-Bernard Mondier, CNES, Toulouse, France
17h30Development of a Shape Memory Alloy ThermostatAlai Lopez, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA;
Kerri Cahoy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
17h35Programable Lead Screw Actuated Self-Leveling PlatformIok Wong NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VAwong.pdf
17h40Aerocapture Technology Demonstration Risk Reduction ActivityScott Belbin NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VAbelbin.pdf(2)
18h00 - 22h00RECEPTION - Ballroom OneComponent suppliers display current products and provide tutorials, Poster Papers are displayed, Robotics Team demonstrations, and a buffet meal.
DAY-2: Thursday May 16, 2024
07h00Presenters' Breakfast - Meeting Room 2ATop Of Page
Session V: DEPLOYMENT MECHANISMSMatthew ZwackNASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
08h00Listening into the JUICE Deployments with the On-Board High Accuracy AccelerometerRonan Le Letty, Christian Erd & Alessandro Atzei, ESA/ESTeC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands;
Massimiliano Pecora, THALES Alenia Space Italia, Gorgonzola, Italy;
Luciano Iess, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
08h25Bricard Mechanism Based Engulfing Gripper for Space Debris RemovalAbhijith Prakash, Sankalp Vishnoi, Sandeep R & Biju Prasad B, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Indiaprakash.pdf
08h50DIABLO – Deployable Interlocking Actuated Bands for Linear Operations; Design, Development, Testing, and ApplicationsVishnu Sanigepalli, Robert Van Ness, Brian Vogel & Kris Zacny, Honeybee Robotics LLC, Longmont, COsanigepalli.pdf
09h15A Modular Ready-to-Use Active Gravity Offloading SystemFrederik Doll, Stefan Oechslein & Benjamin Krolitzki, CarboSpaceTech GmbH, Immenstaad am Bodensee, Germanydoll.pdf
09h4015 min Break
09h55Origami-Inspired, Re-Deployable, Compact Lunar Solar Array SystemAlexander Gendell, Folditure, Hoboken, NJgendell.pdf
10h20Design and Testing of a Deployment Mechanism for NASA’s 1653-m2 Solar Cruiser SailZachary McConnel & Mark S. Lake, Redwire Space, Longmont, COmcconnel.pdf
10h45Advanced Composite Solar Sail System (ACS3): Mechanisms and Lessons Learned from a CubeSat Solar Sail DeployerNigel Schneider, Analytical Services & Materials Inc., Hampton, VA;
Gregory Dean, Olive Stohlman, Jerry Warren, Juan Fernandez, W. Keats Wilkie, Todd Denkins, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
11h10Design and Test of the Orion Crew Module Launch Abort System HatchJeff Heyne, Aaron Larson, Ryan Dardar, Lance Lininger & Evan Siracki, Lockheed Martin Space, Houston, TX & Littleton, Co; Brian Emmett, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VAheyne.pdf
11h50Lunch: Lunch for AMS Attendees in Ballroom OneTop Of Page
Session VI: INSTRUMENTSJustin ScheidlerNASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH
12h50Precision Actuation in the Flight Design of the Roman-CGI Focus Control MechanismMineh Badalian, Johnathan W. Carson & Dalia Raafat, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CAbadalian.pdf
13h15A Dust-Resilient Thermal Shutter Mechanism for Lunar RadiatorsAndrew Gibson, Olly Poyntz-Wright, Angus Bishop & Matthew Oldfield, ESR Technology Ltd. - European Space Tribology Laboratory, Warrington, UK;
Angel Iglesias & Fabrice Rottmeier, Almatech, Lausanne, Switzerland;
Martin Humphries, Spacemech Limited, Bristol, UK;
Philipp B Hager, European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC), Noordwijk, The Netherlands
13h40An Introduction to Flexure DesignJohnathan Carson & Gary Y. Wang, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CAcarson.pdf
14h05Design and Test of Retention Mechanism to Apply Direction-Dependent Axial Force to Mars Returnable Sample Tube AssembliesJay Marion Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CAmarion.pdf
14h30Tough Precision Piezoelectric Motors for Space ApplicationsFrancois Barillot, Jocelyn Rebufa, Etienne Betsch, Jolan Gauthier, Alexandre Pagès & Nabil Bencheikh, Cedrat Technologies, Meylan, Francebarillot.pdf
14h55VenSpec-H Filter Wheel Mechanism Breadboard Development and TestGerhard S. Székely, Robert Eberli, Marco Grossmann & Samuel Tenisch, Lucern University of Applied Sciences & Arts, Horw, Switzerland;
Hans-Peter Gröbelbauer, Florian Wirz & Pascal Seiler, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Windisch, Switzerland;
Paola Kögl & Stefan Kögl, KOEGL Space GmbH, Dielsdorf, Switzerland;
Paul Tackley & Taras Gerya, Zürich, Switzerland;
Ann-Carine Vandaele & Eddy Neefs, Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Brussels, Belgium
15h20BreakTop Of Page
Session VII: GIMBALSJason SchulerNASA Kennedy Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, FL
15h50Development of an Advanced 2-Axis Electrical Propulsion Pointing MechanismPaul Janu, Daniel Ruckser, Jarmila Suhajdova & Zoran Ignjatov, Beyond Gravity, Wien, Austria;
Mario Toso, ESA/ESTeC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
16h15MPCV SADA for Artemis Program: A Story of Increasing Demands and Continuous ImprovementJosef Viktor Zemann, Paul Joachim Schüngel & Matthias Schmalbach, Beyond Gravity, Zurich, Switzerlandzemann.pdf
16h40Development and Qualification of an Electrical Thruster Two Axis Pointing MechanismRichard Horth MDA, Quebec, Canadahorth.pdf
17h05SPECIAL PRESENTATION – Astronaut and F-22 Pilot, Major Nicole AyersAstronaut and F-22 Pilot, Major Nicole Ayers
Nichole Ayers was selected by NASA to join the 2021 Astronaut Candidate Class. She graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and later earned a master’s degree in computational and applied mathematics from Rice University. She became an instructor pilot in the T-38, leading adversary missions that provided combat training for the F-22 Raptors at Langley AFB. As one of the few women to have flown the F-22 Raptor, Ayers led the first-ever all-woman F-22 formation in combat in 2019 with more than 200 combat hours in Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq and Syria.
19h00 - 23h00BANQUET - Military Aviation MuseumDinner and entertainment amongst World War II vintage airplanes.
DAY-3: Friday May 17, 2024
07h00Presenters' Breakfast - Meeting Room 2A
Session VIII: THE STU LOEWENTHAL TRIBOLOGY SESSIONStu LoewenthalLockheed Martin Space (Retired), Sunnyvale, CATop Of Page
08h00Dry-Film Lubricated Ball Bearing Tests for High-Speed, Moderate-to-Long Life, Cryogenic OperationRobert Wei, Gale Paulsen, Andrew Bocklund, Nate Jensen, Zach Begland & Tim Newbold, Honeybee Robotics LLC, Altadena, CAwei.pdf
08h25Cold Welding under Space and Launch ConditionsRoland Holzbauer & Andreas Merstallinger, Aerospace & Advanced Composites GmbH, Wiener Neustadt, Austria;
Lionel Gaillard & Nathan Bamsey, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
08h50Qualification of Rheolube 3000-3Pb for the BABAR-ERI Chopper MechanismDarren Erickson, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO;
Bob Hoffman, NYE Lubricants (Member of the FUCHS Group) Inc., Fairhaven, MA
09h1515 min Break
09h30Development of Strain Wave Gearing Lubrication for the Steering Unit for The Manned Pressurized RoverJun'ichi Kurogi, Yoshihide Kiyosawa, Masaru Kobayashi & Takuya Akasaka, Harmonic Drive Systems Inc, Nagano-ken, Japan;
Hiroyuki Toyoda & Shoichi Shono, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan;
Shingo Obara, Koji Matsumoto & Nobuo Kenmochi, Japan Exploration Agency, Japan
09h55On the Potential of Orthoborate Ionic Liquids to Meet Lubrication Challenges in Space MechanismsRoman de la Presilla, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden;
Oleg Antzutkin, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden;
Sergei Glavatskih, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
10h20Design and Test of Bearings Used in Electromechanical Systems under High Vibration EnvironmentsKyle Gotthelf, Javier Becerra & Andrew Maurer, Honeybee Robotics LLC, Longmont, COgotthelf.pdf
10h45Development and Qualification of an Extreme Mechanical Live Antenna Pointing Mechanism, part of the Inter Satellite Link of an ESA Mission SpacecraftRichard Horth MDA, Quebec, Canadahorth.pdf(2)
11h10SPECIAL PRESENTATION – SHOCK QUALIFICATION OF AIRCRAFT CARRIERSMichael Reilley and Michael TalleyHuntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding
This area of Virginia is a key shipbuilding area for the United States. Satellites have to design for shock from release devices all the time and this presentation will give you another perspective!
11h40TECHNICAL SESSIONS CONCLUSIONJonathan WoodLockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, CA
Herzl Award Presentation
12h00Lunch: Lunch for AMS Attendees in Ballroom One
13h00 - 17h00TOURS
13h00Busses depart Convention Center for NASA Langley or USS Wisconsin
17h00Approximate time busses return to Convention Center


The Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS) is designed to simulate reduced gravity environments such as Lunar (1/6G), Martian (1/3G), or microgravity (0G). ARGOS achieves six degree of freedom motion using an active XYZ system similar to a bridge crane whereas rotational degrees of freedom are passively managed by a gimballing mechanism at the payload interface. ARGOS’ control system continuously tracks and offloads of a percentage of a human or robotic payload’s weight during a wide range of partial gravity and microgravity activities. The facility supports surface operation studies, suit and vehicle requirements development, suit and vehicle design evaluation, robotic development, mass handling studies, and crew training with both suited and shirt-sleeved subjects.