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ESMATS 2017

European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium
University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
20th-22nd September 2017

TRAINING COURSES

Space Tribology Course (STC)

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For 2017, ESTL (the European Space Tribology Laboratory) presents a new one-day version of its highly respected Space Tribology Course. This training course will be held on Monday 18th September 2017 at the de Havilland campus of the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, UK.

Delegates on the Space Tribology Course can therefore choose whether to also attend ESA’s Advanced Mechanisms Design course on Tuesday 19th September 2017 and/or the 17th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium (ESMATS) hosted by Airbus Defence & Space on Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd September 2017. All three events are separately organised but are to be held in the same venue.

The Space Tribology Course provides a comprehensive overview of the many issues relating to friction, lubrication and wear of spacecraft mechanisms and their components and draws from data generated from ESTL’s 45 years as Europe’s independent centre of excellence for space tribology.

The course will cover the following subjects:

  • Fundamentals of Tribology – in which tribological concepts are introduced and the special considerations for space and vacuum tribology highlighted.
  • Tribo-component Design and Performance – in which an overview of the different types, characteristics and performances of tribo-components (ball bearings, gears, plain and ball/rollerscrews, etc.) used in spacecraft applications is provided. This includes a detailed presentation of considerations for design, selection and load capacity verification of ball bearings for space applications.
  • Materials for Tribo-Contacts – in which an overview of the main categories of materials and their use in spacecraft tribo-components and surfaces is presented.
  • Lubrication of Spacecraft Components – in which the application-driven considerations for selection of fluid or dry (solid) lubricants for tribo-components and surfaces are provided. This part includes the considerations and typical performances of dry (solid) and fluid lubricants, respectively. Some practical issues concerning application, handling and preloading of ball bearings and testing of mechanisms where tribological performance is critical are also presented.
  • Lessons Learned – presenting a selection of the (sometimes painful!) lessons learned on various programmes. The course is presented by experienced staff from ESTL with over 50+ combined years of space tribological experience and will be valuable both for younger engineers entering the industry and for the more experienced who may wish to refresh or challenge their tribological understanding.

Attendees will receive:

  • Paper and electronic format copies of the presentation slides
  • A pdf format copy of the latest issue of our ‘Space Tribology Handbook’
  • A pdf of ‘Guidelines for Space Mechanism Ball Bearing Design, Assembly and Preloading’

Registration and Fees:

Delegates will be able to register for this one day course on the ESMATS web site when the registration page opens. The fee to attend this course is £400 (four hundred pounds) plus VAT (currently 20%). Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided but delegates should organise their own travel and accommodation.

Note that the Space Tribology Course (STC) is not part of ESMATS 2017 or ESA’s Advanced Mechanism Design Course, and delegates wishing to attend STC must register for the course and pay the additonal fees.

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Further details about future course dates, location, duration and pricing are available on request. Tailored courses and discounts are available for group bookings.

For Further Information Contact:
ESTL – ESR Technology Ltd
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ESTL is part of ESR Technology Ltd

Email: simon.griffin@esrtechnology.com

Address:

Simon Griffin
ESR Technology Ltd
202 Cavendish Place
Birchwood Park
Warrington
Cheshire
WA3 6WU
UK

Telephone: +44 (0)1925 843499
Fax: +44 (0)1925 843497


Advanced Mechanisms Design Course (AMDC) – One Day Training Course

Tuesday 19th September 2017, de Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire.

ESA and ESTEC are proud to announce a new training course on ‘Advanced Mechanisms Design’ on Tuesday 19th September 2017 at the de Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire.

This new ‘Advanced Mechanisms Design’ training course provided by ESA and ESTEC experts will focus on how to anticipate and avoid the most common problems in Space mechanisms when encountered in the fields of:

  • Motors
  • Sensors
  • Micro-vibration
  • Hold-down
  • Gears
  • Ball bearing
  • Multi-body
  • New ECSS/Motorisation margins
  • Computing capability
  • Ball bearing handbooks

This course will give some practical information for understanding, in greater detail, the main specificities of these technologies, in order to help the designers to be aware of the potential pitfalls when designing Space mechanisms.

Rather than giving some closed solutions to a particular problem, this course will provide proper technical understanding of several important mechanisms fields, such that preventive actions can be put in place before a problem occur, and would need expansive and time demanding action to solve the encountered problem in a curative way.

Registration and Fees:

Delegates will be able to register for this one day course on the ESMATS 2017 web site when the registration page opens. The course tuition fee will be announced soon. Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided but delegates should organise their own travel and accommodation.

Note that the Advanced Mechanisms Design Course (AMDC) is not part of ESMATS 2017 or ESTL’s Space Tribology Course, and delegates wishing to attend AMDC must register for the course and pay the additonal fees.

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Space Mechanisms Course (SMC)

Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK – 18th and 19th September 2017

Launchspace’s Special Two-Day Space Mechanisms Course

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NOTE: This course is not part of ESMATS 2017 and a separate attendance fee is required.

This course explores the technologies required for the successful design of moving mechanical assemblies in the space environment and offers a detailed look at many of the key components common to most mechanisms, such as ball bearings, motors and feedback devices. With this background, the high-performance materials required for operation in space are reviewed, emphasizing compatibility with the space environment and offering some background in the metallurgy, chemistry, and fabrication of those materials. Examples of some of the many types of mechanism will be included for illustration. In addition, the mechanisms relationship and interfaces with other vehicle systems will be explored, as a mechanism usually becomes an important part of the vehicles structural, thermal, contamination, survivability, and pointing subsystems.

The course includes design and analysis examples to demonstrate principles involved in understanding how mechanisms should work, and how design margins should be evaluated during the evolution of a programme.

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Bill Purdy

The instructor for the course is Bill Purdy. He has 25 years of hands-on experience in the space engineering field with wide-ranging involvement in both spacecraft mechanisms and systems engineering disciplines. Mr. Purdy has been one of the leaders of the space mechanism industry’s transition from explosive release mechanisms to non-explosive devices. His involvement in numerous space endeavors includes key roles on over 25 successfully flown spacecraft. In addition he has worked on over 30 flown mechanisms including gimbals, release mechanisms, deployables and many other types of mechanisms. As an educator and space industry consultant to both government and industry, Mr. Purdy applies this broad experience to bring out a clear understanding of space mechanisms, their resolution and integration and their relationship to the overall system program success. Mr. Purdy was the Associate Editor of the industry-standard handbook Space Vehicle Mechanisms – Elements of Successful Design and the author of the chapter on non-explosive release mechanisms. He has published seven Aerospace Mechanisms Symposia Papers and was the 1999 winner of the Herzl Award.

Registration and Fees:

This course will be held on the 2 days prior to the ESMATS 2017 Symposium so that delegates can amalgamate attendance of this course with attendance at the ESMATS Symposium. It is currently planned that the course will be held in the same venue as ESMATS 2017.

This course is not part of the ESMATS 2017 Symposium and a separate fee is payable for delegates attending this course in addition to ESMATS 2017.

Registration is now open for the Launchspace Space Mechanisms Design Course.

Launchspace Mechanisms Design Course Tuition
US$995 including complete course materials and Certificates of Completion.

 

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Details about other Launchspace courses can be found on the Launchspace website www.launchspace.com.

For Further Information Contact:

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Launchspace Address:

Launchspace
8029 Rising Ridge Road
Bethesda, MD USA 20817
Email: info@launchspace.com