Extreme Temperature Gearhead

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,356.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX11CB26C
Agency Tracking Number:
094908
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S5.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Honeybee Robotics Ltd.
NY, New York, NY, 10001-2320
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
131364820
Principal Investigator:
Jerri Ji
Principal Investigator
(646) 459-7810
ji@honeybeerobotics.com
Business Contact:
Chris Chapman
President
(212) 966-0661
chapman@honeybeerobotics.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
In response to the need for actuators that can operate in the harsh Venusian environment for extended periods of time, Honeybee Robotics conducted extensive research and testing to resolve the tall poles in developing an extreme temperature gear. During the Phase I effort, multiple gear material and lubrication candidates were tested under load in Venus-like conditions (486<SUP>o</SUP>C temperature and mostly CO2 gas environment). Test results verified the feasibility of a design and confirmed that, with proper material and lubrication selection, the gear head could operate at 486<SUP>o</SUP>C for an extended period of time. In a potential Phase II effort, material and lubrication study will continue as well as a high temperature bearing study. At the end of the Phase II, an extreme environment actuator, including a HT motor, HT sensor for commutation and multi-stage HT gear head, will be developed and tested to TRL 6.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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