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Parametric Optimization and Prediction Tool for Lunar Surface Systems…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95517
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
094206
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
X6
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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: 2010
Title: Parametric Optimization and Prediction Tool for Lunar Surface Systems Excavation Tasks
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CE59P
Award Amount: $99,939.00
 

Abstract:

Honeybee Robotics proposes to develop a software tool for facilitating lunar excavation system trades in support of selecting an optimal architecture. This will provide engineers with the ability to quickly examine "What if?" scenarios within a trade space by specifying an excavation architecture and receiving data and graphs evaluating that architecture's performance in terms relevant metrics, such as total energy used or total duration. Excavation tasks supporting outpost development and lunar ISRU will require moving hundreds to thousands of tons of regolith per year. Moving this much regolith will require substantial machinery, but transportation costs on the order of $50K to $100K per kilogram to the surface of the Moon make it an economic necessity to make optimal use of lunar excavation equipment. An architecture that saves a few thousand kilograms in equipment will save hundreds of millions in program dollars

Principal Investigator:

Kris Zacny
Principal Investigator
5102074555
zacny@honeybeerobotics.com

Business Contact:

Chris Chapman
President
6464597802
chapman@honeybeerobotics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Honeybee Robotics Ltd.
460 W. 34th Street New York, NY 10001

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