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43rd Aerospace Mechanisms SymposiumThe Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium (AMS) provides a unique forum for those active in the design, production and use of aerospace mechanisms. A major focus is the reporting of problems and solutions associated with the development and flight certification of new mechanisms. Sponsored and organized by the Mechanisms Education Association, responsibility for hosting the AMS is shared by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC). Now in its 43rd symposium, the AMS continues to be well attended, attracting participants from both the U.S. and abroad. The 43rd AMS was held in Santa Clara, California on May 4, 5 and 6, 2016. During these three days, 42 papers were presented. Topics included payload and positioning mechanisms, components such as hinges and motors, CubeSats, tribology, and mechanism testing. Hardware displays during the supplier exhibit gave attendees an opportunity to meet with developers of current and future mechanism components. The high quality of this symposium is a result of the work of many people, and their efforts are gratefully acknowledged. This extends to the voluntary members of the symposium organizing committee representing the eight NASA field centers, LMSSC, and the European Space Agency. Appreciation is also extended to the session chairs, the authors, and particularly the personnel at ARC responsible for the symposium arrangements and the publication of these proceedings. A sincere thank you also goes to the symposium executive committee who is responsible for the year-to-year management of the AMS, including paper processing and preparation of the program. The use of trade names of manufacturers in this publication does not constitute an official endorsement of such products or manufacturers, either expressed or implied, by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Ames Research Center
Document Type
Conference Publication (CP)
Edward A Boesiger
(Lockheed Martin (United States) Bethesda, Maryland, United States)
Date Acquired
March 29, 2016
Publication Date
May 1, 2016
Publication Information
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Subject Category
Mechanical Engineering
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: 43rd Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium (AMS)
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Country: US
Start Date: May 4, 2016
End Date: May 6, 2016
Sponsors: Ames Research Center, Lockheed Martin (United States), Mechanisms Education Association
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
Technical Review
Single Expert
Aerospace engineering
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