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NanoDrill: 1 Actuator Core Acquisition System

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
124669
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
H6.03
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Honeybee Robotics
460 West 34th Street New York, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: NanoDrill: 1 Actuator Core Acquisition System
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CK15P
Award Amount: $123,049.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to design, build and test a 1 kg, single actuator, sample acquisition drill. The drill uses a novel method of core or powder acquisition. The core acquisition bit can be used for either a rock core, icy-soil or loose regolith acquisition. The continued development of robust sample acquisition and handling tools is of critical importance to future robotic and human missions to Mars, the Moon, Asteroids, and other planetary bodies. For these missions, consolidated or unconsolidated core samples (as opposed to, say, scooped regolith or collected drill cuttings) are of particular interest.

Principal Investigator:

Kris Zacny
Senior Research Scientist
6264217902
zacny@honeybeerobotics.com

Business Contact:

Jack Craft
Business Official
6464597835
craft@honeybeerobotics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Honeybee Robotics Ltd.
460 West 34th Street New York, NY -

EIN/Tax ID: 880193033
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No