DAY-1: May 11, 2022
TimePaper TitlePresenting Author / Session ChairAffiliationFile Download
06h55 PDT5 min session joining time
07h00INTRODUCTORY REMARKSEd Boesiger, General ChairmanLockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, CA
Brandan Robertson, Host ChairNASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
Center welcome - TBANASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
07h15Session I: INSTRUMENTSJonathan WoodLockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, CA
07h15Design of a Deployable Vacuum Seal Cover for the Europa Clipper’s MASPEX InstrumentJohn GordonSierra Space, Louisville, COgordon.pdf
07h40Laterally Unconstrained Magnetic Joint for Pointing, Scanning, and Steering ApplicationsAaron CastilloLight Steering Technologies, Manchester, NHkrylov.pdf
08h05Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Precision Space Flight Qualified Single Degree of Freedom Flexure Based Linear Actuators / MechanismsBrandon SchneiderDanbury Mission Technologies (DMT), Danbury, CTschneider.pdf
08h30Active Thermal Architecture Cryo Cooler Mechanical Characterization and Thermal Performance Assessment including Practical Considerations of Exported Force and Torque TestingBill ZwolinskiKistler Instrument Corp, Amherst, CTzwolinski.pdf
08h55X2B Wide Angle Steering MirrorAlix CarsonBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, CO ostaszerski.pdf
09h20Lubrication Concept Evaluated for Geared Actuators under Starved ConditionsErik NybergLuleå Tekniska Universitet, Luleå, Swedennyberg.pdf
09h4515 min Break
10h00Session II: COMPONENTS & RELEASE MECHANISMSAdam DokosNASA Kennedy Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, FL
5 min session joining time
10h05Advances in Bending Flat Plate Shape Memory Alloy Actuation Modeling: Prediction of Actuation BehaviorMichael HalvorsonUniversity of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, ALhalvorson.pdf
10h30Cost Efficient Space Micro-Switches Based on Contactless Eddy Current SensorGérald AigouyCedrat Technologies, Meylan, Franceaigouy.pdf
10h55Design and Qualification of a Restrain-Release Mechanism for a 600 kg Deployable Panel ArrayAlberto Martín GhiselliCommision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Buenos Aires, Argentinaquiroz.pdf
11h20NEA Mini for Low Load Applications – Development and QualificationRuben BetancourtEnsign-Bickford - NEA Electronics, Inc., Moorpark, CAbetancourt.pdf
11h45Application of Ballistic Modeling and Quasi-Static Severance Testing in the Design of a Bolt CutterJason KozmicChemring Energetic Devices, Downers Grove, ILkozmic.pdf
12h1020 min Break
13h15End of the Day 1
DAY-2: May 12, 2022
TimePaper TitleAuthor / Session ChairAffiliation
07h00 PDTSession III: ACTUATORS AND GIMBALSBen NicklessNASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
5 min session joining time
07h05Scan Mechanism Design for Large Deployable ReflectorChristian Hehr & Cristovao CardosoAirbus Defence & Space GmbH, Friedrichshafen, Germanyhehr.pdf
07h30Development of a Thrust Vector Control Mechanism for Deorbitation SystemEwa MajewskaŁukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Aviation, Warsaw, Polandmajewska.pdf
07h55Engineering Design of a Thruster-pointing Mechanism (TPM-250) for Deep Space and IOS NanosatsEmilia WegrzynAdded Value Solutions UK, Oxford, Great Britainwegrzyn.pdf
08h20Mars 2020 Motor Bearing Failure, Investigation and ResponseDavid SuffernSierra Nevada Corporation, Durham, NCsuffern.pdf
08h4515 min Break
09h00Session IV: CUBESAT HARDWARELandon MooreNASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
5 min session joining time
09h05The GRASS Gravimeter Rotation Mechanism for ESA Hera Mission Onboard Juventas Deep-Space CubeSatMatthias NoekerRoyal Observatory of Belgium, Brussels, Belgiumnoeker.pdf
09h30From PSYCHE PAM30 to Large Scale Free-Space Optical CommunicationGérald AigouyCedrat Technologies, Meylan, Franceaigouy2.pdf
09h55Developing a Plunger-Based Liquid Propellant Delivery System for CubeSat PropulsionPilar Gonzalez Rueda FloresUniversity of Texas at El Paso Center for Space Exploration and Technology Research, El Paso, TXgonzalez-rueda-flores.pdf
10h20Flat Pack HDRM for Low Load ApplicationsJason NaveEnsign-Bickford - NEA Electronics, Inc., Moorpark, CAnave.pdf
10h4515 min Break
11h00SUPPLIER SESSIONEd BoesigerLockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, CA
A rapid fire session of invited suppliers showcasing their latest and greatest products. Each supplier will give their best 3-minute pitch and of course contact information will be available for attendees to follow up.
Artemis SpaceGeoff
BEI PrecisionJohn
Cobham Advanced Electronic SolutionsBoz
Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & DefenseJason
Kistler Instrument CorporationBill
Blue Line EngineeringGreg
Spinner Rotary JointKevin
ThinGap, Inc.John
Ducommun IncorporatedFrancis
11h4515 min Break
12h00Session V: THE STU LOEWENTHAL TRIBOLOGY SESSIONStu LoewenthalLockheed Martin Space (Retired), Sunnyvale, CA
5 min session joining time
12h05Updated Phenolic Ball Bearing Retainer Testing for Space/Vacuum EnvironmentsJohn RenaudThe Timken Corporation, Keene, NHrenaud.pdf
12h30Preventing the “Brown Sugar” Lubricant Phenomenon: The Relationship Between PFPE Chemical Compositions and their Susceptibility to Lewis Acid-Catalyzed DegradationAmanda StubbsNYE Lubricants, Inc. Fairhaven, MAstubbs.pdf
12h55Performance of MoS2 Coated Gears Exposed to Humid Air During StorageTysen MulderNASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OHmulder.pdf
13h20Bearing Starting Torque Measurements Down to –100°CKim AaronJet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CAaaron.pdf
13h45End of the Day 2
DAY-3: May 13, 2022
TimePaper TitleAuthor / Session ChairAffiliation
07h00 PDTSession VI: SPACE EXPLORATIONLouise JanduraNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
5 min session joining time
07h05Project Orion Crew Impact Attenuation System (CIAS)Nic WilliamsNorthrop Grumman, Chandler, AZkennedy.pdf
07h30First Steps to Develop a Triboelectric Wind Turbine for Mars ExplorationBorja Pozo LarrochaTekniker, Gipuzkoa, Spainpozo.pdf
07h55Mars Sample Handling End-Effector BreadboardingIsacco PrettoOHB Italia S.p.A., Milano, Italypretto.pdf
08h20Lunar Dust: Its Impact on Hardware and Mitigation TechnologiesDorota BudzynUniversity of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotlandbudzyn.pdf
08h45Establishment of a Lunar Surface Docking/Mating System StandardJames LewisNASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TXlewis.pdf
09h10Design and Test of the Orion Crew Module Side HatchLance LiningerLockheed Martin Space, Littleton, COlininger.pdf
09h3515 min Break
09h50Session VII: ANOMALY & FAILURE ANALYSISŁukasz WiśniewskiAstronika Sp. z o.o., Warsaw, Poland
5 min session joining time
09h55Remote Diagnosis and Operational Response to an In-Flight Failure of the Drill Feed Mechanism Onboard the Mars Science Laboratory RoverMegan Richardson LinJet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CAkinnett.pdf
10h20Radial Loading of Hydrodynamic Bearings due to Magnetic VariationWarrick LeighJet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CAleigh.pdf
10h4515 min Break
11h00Session VIII: DEPLOYMENTJared DervanNASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
5 min session joining time
11h05Conceptual Design of an Extendable Rope-Inspired Module Space Orbit Arm for Maneuvering: ERM- SOABhivraj SutharChungnam National University, Koreasuthar.pdf
11h30SWOT and NISAR Boom Ground Deployment Test Challenges & ResolutionPaul LytalJet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CAlytal.pdf
11h55Flatness Adjustment in the Design and Integration of a 35-m2 Space Deployable SAR AntennaLeonel GarategarayCommision Nacional de Activides Espaciales, Buenos Aires, Argentinagarategaray.pdf
12h2015 min Break
12h35SPECIAL PRESENTATION – Astronaut Don Pettit Don Pettit is a veteran of two long-duration stays aboard the International Space Station, one space shuttle mission and a six-week expedition to find meteorites in Antarctica.
Herzl Award Presentation
Jonathan WoodLockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, CA
13h30End of the Day 3


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.