NanoDrill: 1 Actuator Core Acquisition System

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$123,049.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CK15P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
124669
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
H6.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
NY, New York, NY, 10001-2320
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
131364820
Principal Investigator:
Kris Zacny
Senior Research Scientist
(626) 421-7902
zacny@honeybeerobotics.com
Business Contact:
Jack Craft
Business Official
(646) 459-7835
craft@honeybeerobotics.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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.

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