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19th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium
Online - Organised by ESA.
20th - 24th September, 2021

Day 1 Session 1 Poster 1 Session 2 Poster 2
Day 2 Session 3 Pointing 1 Session 4 Instruments 1
Day 3 Session 5 Instruments 2 Session 6 Deployment & Microvibration
Day 4 Session 7 Components 1 Session 8 Components 2
Day 5 Session 9 Tribology & Orbit Experience Session 10 Miscellaneous Mechanisms
DAY-1: 20th September, 2021
TimePaper TitleAuthor / Session ChairAffilationCountry
14:005min session joining time
14:05Welcome, general info, ProgrammeMr. Lionel GaillardESA/ESTEC
14:25Welcome of Head of ESA Mechanical Engineering TEC-MSDr. Tommaso GhidiniESA/ESTEC
14:4050 Years of Space Tribology in Europe - what have we learned about “keeping space moving”…and what next ?Mr. Simon LewisESR Technology / ESTLGBR
15:105min session joining time
15:15Invited Talk and Q&A (TBC)Col. Luca ParmitanoESA Astronaut ITA
16:1525min Coffee BreakTop
Session 1: Poster 1Mr. Frederic CourtadeCNESFRA
16:405min session joining time
16:454D printing of Nitinol shape-memory actuators made by SLM additive manufacturingMr. Florian FouchéNimesis TechnologyFRA
16:50Lessons Learnt from lubricants’ testing at ESTEC Materials’ LaboratoriesDr. Malgorzata HolynskaESA/ESTEC
16:55Redesign, additive manufacturing and TRL7 validation testing of a space-compatible Slipring Rotor.Mr. Hervé SaudanCSEM SASUI
17:00Topology Optimization of Compliant Mechanism as a design method to improve hardware performance in Lunar dust environment.Ms. Dorota BudzynUniversity of GlasgowGBR
17:05DEAR – Providing a Dusty Environment for Planetary Exploration Robotics TestingMr. Tim TattuschOHB System AgGER
17:10iDRILL – An Instrumented Drill for Lunar Volatile ProspectingMr. Tim TattuschOHB System AgGER
17:15Miniaturised Stepper Motor for Space ApplicationsMr. Simon HayozALMATECH SASUI
17:20Emirates Lunar Rover Navigation Camera Mast and GimbalMr. Gorka GonzalezSENER AeroespacialESP
Session 2: Poster 2Mr. Harald LangenbachAirbus D&S GmbHGER
17:255min session joining time
17:30Low-cost low resolution contactless Position Sensor DevelopmentMr. Felix Gaede RUAG Space GermanyGER
17:35DTA10-105 Rotary Actuator DevelopmentMr. Iker Sainz LeteSENER AeroespacialESP
17:40Design and Manufacturing Considerations for Modified Involute GearingMr. Jonathan WoodLockheed Martin SpaceUSA
17:45Development of a compact Payload Mechanism enabling continuous motorized Sensor Head rotation and Signal TransferMr. Matthias NoekerRoyal Observatory of Belgium (ROB)BEL
17:50Lessons learned from Qualification Testing of a Potentiometer by Use of COTS’s TechnologyDr. Kai ZajacRUAG Space GermanyGER
17:55CSEM MicroVibration platform description and characterizationDr. Emmanuel OnillonCSEM SASUI
18:00Design of a novel Separation Mechanism for high-power model Rockets.Mr. Erik UythovenEPFLSUI
18:05End of the day - Virtual Room open to all for late evening discussionTop
DAY-2: 21st September, 2021
TimePaper TitleAuthor / Session ChairAffilationCountry
Session 3: Pointing 1Mr.Mathieu RobroekAirbus D&S NetherlandsNED
14:005min session joining time
14:05Development and tests of a Pointing Mechanism based on a novel Direct Drive Motor and Magnetic EncoderMr. Floris van KempenTNONED
14:25Secondary Mirror Fine Pointing and Alignment Mechanism for Cryogenic Telescope ApplicationsMr. Hannes PlankRUAG Space GmbHAUT
14:45:IASI-NG Scan Mechanism: An innovative Architecture to improve Pointing PerformancesMs. Audrey Albert-WendlandCOMATFRA
15:05Development of Thruster Pointing Mechanisms for CubeSat & Small Satellite ApplicationsMr. Michel PoucetLMOGBR
15:25:P-FSM60SM and M-FSM45 For Giant Constellations Free-Space Optical CommunicationMr. Gérald AigouyCEDRAT TechnologiesFRA
15:4525min Coffee BreakTop
Session 4: Instruments 1Mr. Samuel SeneseOHB System AGGER
16:105min session joining time
16:15IASI-NG Dual Swing Mechanism DevelopmentMr. Adrien MoraineAirbus Defence & Space S.a.s.FRA
16:35PULSAR: Development of an AM flexure-based Tripod Mechanism for the fine positioning of segmented Telescope Mirror TilesDr. Julien RouvinetCSEM SASUI
16:55JANUS Filter Wheel ModuleMs. Cristina ParederoSENER AeroespacialESP
17:15Design and Qualification of the METimage Solar Calibration DeviceMr. Mario LommatzschAirbus D&S GmbHGER
17:35Design and Testing of a novel miniaturised sealed Tether-Recoil Mechanism for the NANOKHOD MicroroverMr. Moritz NitzUniversity of Stuttgart - Institute of Space SystemsGER
17:55:End of the day - Virtual Room open to all for late evening discussionTop
DAY-3: 22nd September, 2021
TimePaper TitleAuthor / Session ChairAffilationCountry
Session 5: Deployment & MicrovibrationMr. Cristina BurguiSENER AeroespacialESP
14:005min session joining time
14:05Development of a high performance Microvibration Isolation SystemMs. Emilia WegrzynSurrey Space CentreGBR
14:25Microvibration Isolations Lessons Learned, Design Recommendations, and Enhanced Damping MaterialsMr. Tony DemervilleSMACFRA
14:45Lesson Learned on the development of a self-deployable VHF Antenna for Nano SatelliteMr Gilles LubranoThales Alenia SpaceFRA
15:05Actuated Cover Door with Emergency Opening Function for Space TelescopesDr. Tharek MohtarOHB Italia SpaITA
15:25Design and Integration of a Deployable Antenna Wing AssemblyMr. Ed BoesigerLockheed Martin SpaceUSA
15:4525min Coffee BreakTop
Session 6: Instruments 2Ms. Marta TokarzAstronika Sp. Z o.o.POL
16:105min session joining time
16:15Evolution of the ExoMars Sample Crushing Unit from Breadboard to Flight ModelMr. Robert PaulOHB System AgGER
16:35ARIEL M2M Actuator de-risking activityMs. Aiala ArtiagoitiaSENER AeroespacialESP
16:55COOLER : A louvered, passive radiator for CubeSatsMr. Peter SpanoudakisCSEM SASUI
17:15Front Door Assembly development for Coronagraph instrument onboard ESA’s Proba3 missionMr. Matěj StejskalVZLUCZE
17:35Design, Development and Qualification of the Filter Wheel Assembly (FWA) of the ASPIICS Instrument for ESA PROBA-3 MissionMr. Jedrzej BaranSpace Research Center PANPOL
17:55End of the day - Virtual Room open to all for late evening discussionTop
DAY-4: 23rd September, 2021
TimePaper TitleAuthor / Session ChairAffilationCountry
Session 7: Components 1Ms. Louise JanduraJPLUSA
14:005min session joining time
14:05A gas bearing reaction wheel supplied by ultrasonic pumpsMr. Stefan HeindelESA/ESTEC
14:25Contactless Medium Accuracy Absolute Position SensorDr. Alessio BologniniRUAG Space AGSUI
14:45Magnetic Brake for Driving Units for Applications in Space EnvironmentsMr. Roland HolzbauerAAC research GmbHAUT
15:05Magnetic Bearings for Reaction Wheels: Modelling, Optimisation and Micro-Vibration ReductionMr. Guzmán Borque GallegoCSEM SASUI
15:25:Development and qualification of a High-Temperature Shape Memory Alloys based Actuator for Hold Down and Release Mechanisms (HDRM)Mr. Florian FouchéNimesis TechnologyFRA
15:4525min Coffee BreakTop
Session 8: Components 2Mr. Marcin WygachiewiczSener Sp. Z o.o.POL
16:105min session joining time
16:15Large Angle Flexure Pivot development and test campaign resultsMr. Peter SpanoudakisCSEM SASUI
16:35Design and environmental testing of the DFKI-X Robotics Joint for space applicationsMr. Niklas MulsowGerman Research Center for Artificial Intelligence,
Robotics Innovation
16:55HF-VHF CTDA Design DevelopmentMr. Iker GabiolaSENER AeroespacialESP
17:15NELS HDRS Qualification Results and Lesson LearntMr. Francesco CreatiniAirbus D&S NetherlandsNED
17:35Development of a Modular Product Line of Rotery Actuators for European Space MechanismsMr. Jens AndersThales Avioics Electrical MotorsFRA
17:55End of the day - Virtual Room open to all for late evening discussionTop
DAY-5: 24th September, 2021
TimePaper TitleAuthor / Session ChairAffilationCountry
Session 9: Tribology & Orbit ExperienceMs. Ewelina RyszawaESA/ESTEC
14:005min session joining time
14:05New Lubrication concept to successfully run mechanisms at low temperatures (LowT3)Mr. Andreas MerstallingerAAC research GmbHAUT
14:25Testing the impact dynamics of the LISA Pathfinder release mechanismMr. Edoardo Dalla RiccaUniversity of TrentoITA
14:45Hybrid Lubrication as a Practical Candidate for Space Mechanism ApplicationsMs. Rachel BingleyESR Technology / ESTLGBR
15:05The Tribological Behaviours of New and Existing Self-Lubricating Materials for SpaceMr. Mike ButteryESR Technology / ESTLGBR
15:25Study of Spacecraft Deployables FailuresMr. Alejandro RiveraKBR / NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterUSA
15:4525min Coffee BreakTop
Session 10: Miscellaneous MechanismsMr. Enrico SuettaLeonardo S.p.AITA
16:105min session joining time
16:15Software evaluation of Ball Bearing Performances (structural, tribology): comparison of numerical results obtained by five different engineers for the same set of input.Mr. Alain BlancESA/ESTEC
16:35Advanced Space Mechanisms Design using Additive Layer ManufacturingDr. Antje DeckertAstro- Und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbHGER
16:55Verification of the internal Hold-Down Mechanism for LUNA-27 Prospect Drill Column: Dedicated GSE Development Challenges and Lessons LearntMr. Maksymilian GawinAstronikaPOL
17:15Qualification of Resource Transfer mechanisms as part of International Berthing and Docking Mechanism – Hard Capture System developmentMr. Lukasz PoweskaSener Sp. Z o.o.POL
17:35Pause - for the selection of the best paper award
17:45ESMATS Award celebration, and Closing ESMATSMr. Lionel GaillardESA/ESTEC
18:00End of the day - Virtual Room open to all for late evening discussionTop