Day 1
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Day 2
Session 5
Session 6
Session 7
Day 3
Session 8
TimePaper TitlePresenting Author / Session ChairAffiliation
Tuesday May 14, 2024
18h00 - 20h00CHECK-IN – Suite 1 Atrium
DAY-1: Wednesday May 15, 2024
07h00 PDTPresenters' Breakfast - Meeting Room 2A
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 FootdaleBall Aerospace, Boulder, CO
08h55Development Plan of the Upgraded Release Mechanism for the LISA Space MissionCarlo ZanoniUniversity of Trento, Trento, Italy
09h20FD04 Frangibolt Actuator Performance Test: Measuring Force and Stroke MarginIngie BahoJet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
09h45Development of an Ejectable Data Recorder (EDR) Ejection Mechanism for the Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator (LOFTID)Brian SaulmanNASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
10h1015 min Break
10h25LARES2 Satellite Retention and Separation subsystemMatteo SpinelliOHB Italia, Milan, Italy
10h50Design and Qualification of the Low-Earth Orbit Flight Test of an Inflatable Decelerator (LOFTID) Payload Adapter Separation System (PASS) Sean HancockNASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
11h15Development and Testing of a Novel Solenoid Launch Lock for a Lunar Lander Thrust Vector Control ActuatorJoseph PlunkettHoneybee Robotics, Longmont, CO
11h40Testing Frangibolts for Extended Space Mission DurationsBrian GoreThe Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA
12h05Lunch: Lunch for AMS Attendees in Ballroom One
Session II: MATERIALS MEET MECHANISMSGilles FeusierÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, SwitzerlandTop Of Page
13h05Development of a Bulk Metallic Glass Planetary Gearmotor for Unheated Actuation in Cryogenic EnvironmentsAndrew KennettJet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
13h30Extreme Benefits of Visual Inspection Under Magnification of Mechanical ComponentsDuval JohnsonJet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
13h55Motor Stator (Fluidize) Insulation Material Options and Testing SummaryJonathanWoodLockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, CA
14h20Ti Beta-C Spring Development Testing for Cold Deep Space ApplicationsGrady LynchLockheed Martin Space, Denver, CO
14h45Root Cause Analysis of Failure and Design Modification of Snubber for Solar Panel Mechanisms of SatellitesAkash ShettyIndian Space Research Organization: U R Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru, India
15h1015 min Break
Session III: DRILLING MACHINESTerry NienaberNASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VATop Of Page
15h25Lessons Learned in Building and Testing the Regolith and Ice Drill for Exploring New Terrain (TRIDENT)Philip ChuHoneybee Robotics, Altadena, CA
15h50Micro-Sampler: A Kilogram Class Drill for Planetary Sampling and Powder CollectionNick TraedenHoneybee Robotics, Altadena, CA
16h15Development of the DrACO Drill: A Rotary Percussive Drill for Cryogenic OperationGrayson AdamsHoneybee Robotics, Altadena, CA
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.
16h40Government Reference Design of the Vertical Solar Array Technology DemonstratorScott BelbinNASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
16h45Bearings for Extreme EnvironmentsChristoph BayerGRW, Rimpar, Germany
16h50Magnetic Fast Steering Mirrors for High Power Optical CommunicationGérald AigouyCedrat Technologies, Meylan, France
16h55Application of Kane’s Method in SymPy to Study Race Conditions in Deployment MechanismsJosh DayJet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
17h00Lessons Learned on Synchronization System Modelling for Solar Array Wing Deployment PredictionsHéloïse BorossBeyond Gravity, Zurich, Switzerland
17h05Development and Qualification of a New SADM for NanosatelliteAdrien GuignabertComat Aerospace, Flourens, France
17h10Development of a Shape Memory Alloy Thermal SwitchAlai LopezMIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA
17h15On the Internal Loading Distribution in a Radial Load Rolling Element BearingMario Cesar RicciINPE (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
17h20Programable Lead Screw Actuated Self-Leveling PlatformIok WongNASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
17h25Aerocapture Technology Demonstration Risk Reduction ActivityScott BelbinNASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
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 2A
Session V: DEPLOYMENT MECHANISMSMatthew ZwackNASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, ALTop Of Page
08h00Listening into the JUICE Deployments with the On-Board High Accuracy AccelerometerRonan Le LettyESA/ESTeC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
08h25Bricard Mechanism Based Engulfing Gripper Mechanism for Space Debris RemovalBiju Prasad BIndian Space Research Organization Satellite Centre Thiruvananthapuram, India
08h50DIABLO – Deployable Interlocking Actuated Bands for Linear Operations; Design, Development, Testing, and ApplicationsVishnu SanigepalliBlue Origin Honeybee Robotics, Longmont, CO
09h15A Modular Ready-to-Use Active Gravity Offloading SystemBenjamin KrolitzkiCarboSpaceTech GmbH, Immenstaad am Bodensee, Germany
09h4015 min Break
9h55Origami-Inspired Elevated Lunar Solar Array System that Is Automatically Deployable, Compact, Lightweight, Stable, Retractable, and Re-DeployableAlexander GendellFolditure, Hoboken, NJ
10h20Design and Testing of a Deployment Mechanism for NASA’s 1653-m2 Solar Cruiser SailZachary McConnelRedwire Space, Longmont, CO
10h45Advanced Composite Solar Sail System (ACS3): Mechanisms and Lessons Learned from a CubeSat Solar Sail DeployerNigel SchneiderNASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
11h10Design and Test of the Orion Crew Module Launch Abort System HatchAaron LarsonLockheed Martin Space, Houston, TX
11h35Lunch: Lunch for AMS Attendees in Ballroom One
Session VI: INSTRUMENTSJustin ScheidlerNASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OHTop Of Page
12h35Precision Actuation in the Flight Design of the Roman-CGI Focus Control MechanismMineh BadalianJet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
13h00A Dust-Resilient Thermal Shutter Mechanism for Lunar RadiatorsAndrew GibsonESR Technology Ltd. European Space Tribology Laboratory, Warrington, United Kingdom
13h25An Introduction to Flexure DesignJohnathan CarsonJet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
13h50Design and Test of Retention Mechanism to Apply Direction-Dependent Axial Force to Mars Returnable Sample Tube AssembliesJay MarionJet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
14h15Tough Precision Piezoelectric Motors for Space ApplicationsFrancois BarillotCedrat Technologies, Meylan, France
14h40VenSpec-H Filter Wheel Mechanism Breadboard Development and TestGerhard SzékelyLucern University of Applied Sciences & Arts (HSLU), Horw, Switzerland
15h0515 min Break
Session VII: GIMBALSJason SchulerNASA Kennedy Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, FLTop Of Page
15h20Design, Assembly, and Testing of a Two-Axis Scan Mirror Gimbal MechanismPaula Marie CountourisMIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA
15h45Development of an Advanced Electrical Propulsion Pointing Mechanism 2-Axis (APPMAX2)Paul JanuBeyond Gravity, Wien, Austria
16h10MPCV SADA for Artemis Program: A Story of Increasing Demands and Continuous ImprovementJosef Viktor ZemannBeyond Gravity, Zurich, Switzerland
16h35Development and Testing of a Low Disturbance Antenna Gimbal Subsystem: Investigation and Lessons LearnedTimothy UlmSierra Space, Durham, NC
17h00Development and Qualification of an Electrical Thruster Two Axis Pointing MechanismRichard HorthMDA, Quebec, Canada
18h30 - 22h30BANQUET - 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 WeiHoneybee Robotics, Altadena, CA
08h25Cold Welding under Space and Launch ConditionsRoland HolzbauerAerospace & Advanced Composites GmbH, Wiener Neustadt, Austria
08h50Qualification of Rheolube 3000-3PbNp for the BABAR-ERI Chopper MechanismDarren EricksonUniversity of Colorado, Boulder, CO
09h1515 min Break
09h30Development of Strain Wave Gearing Lubrication for the Steering Unit for The Manned Pressurized RoverJun'ichi KurogiHarmonic Drive Systems Inc, Nagano-ken, Japan
09h55On the Potential of Orthoborate Ionic Liquids to Meet Lubrication Challenges in Space MechanismsRoman de la PresillaKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
10h20Design and Test of Bearings Used in Electromechanical Systems under High Vibration EnvironmentsKyle GotthelfHoneybee Robotics, Longmont, CO
10h45Development and Qualification of an Extreme Mechanical Live Antenna Pointing Mechanism, part of the Inter Satellite Link of an ESA Mission SpacecraftRichard Horth DA, Quebec, Canada
11h40TECHNICAL SESSIONS CONCLUSIONJonathan WoodLockheed Martin Space, Sunnyvale, CA
Herzl Award Presentation
11h55Lunch: Lunch for AMS Attendees in Ballroom One
13h30Busses 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.