The first comprehensive reference on the design, analysis, and application of space vehicle mechanisms<br> <br> Space Vehicle Mechanisms: Elements of Successful Design brings together accumulated industry experience in the design, analysis, and application of the mechanical systems used during space flight. More than thirty experts from a variety of related specialties and subspecialties share their insights, technical expertise, and in-depth knowledge on an enormous variety of topics, including:<br> * Stainless steel, beryllium, and other widely used materials<br> * Bearings<br> * Lubricants and component lubrication<br> * Release devices<br> * Motors<br> * Optical encoders<br> * Resolvers<br> * Signal and power transfer devices<br> * Deployment devices<br> * Thermal design<br> * Radiation and survivability<br> * Electrical interfaces<br> * Reliability<br> <br> Space Vehicle Mechanisms is an indispensable resource for engineers involved in the design and analysis of mechanical assemblies used in space flight, and a valuable reference for space systems engineers, mission planners, and control systems engineers. It is also an excellent text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses in astronautical and mechanical engineering.<br> <br> Space Vehicle Mechanisms: Elements of Successful Design brings together accumulated industry experience in the design, analysis, and application of the mechanical systems used during space flight. More than thirty experts from a variety of related specialties and subspecialties share their insights, technical expertise, and in-depth knowledge on an enormous variety of topics, including:
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Stainless Steels (P. Gross).
Beryllium and Its Alloys (J. Marder).
Structural Composites (F. Penado).
Fasterner Materials (W. Ferguson).
Ball Bearing Materials (J. Grout).
Spring Materials (D. Kasul).
Solid Lubricants (D. Stone & P. Bessette).
Other Broadly Used Materials (G. Dallimore).
Pyrotechnic Release Devices (N. Butterfield).
Nonexplosive Release Devices (W. Purdy).
Ball Bearings (H. Singer).
Permanent Magnet Motors (R. Fink, et al.).
Feedback Devices (T. Malcolm, et al.).
Rotating Signal and Power Transfer (S. Cole, et al.).
Deployment Devices (M. Bowden).
Structural Dynamics (J. Leete).
Contamination (R. Rantanen).
Thermal Design (H. Wong).
Radiation and Survivability (M. Rose).
Design Validation (N. Butterfield & P. Conley).
Electrical Interfaces (L. Ekman).
The Pointing Subsystem (B. Eyerly & W. Burkett).