Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms Corporation

CA
Pasadena, CA 91103

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 4
Total Value of Awards $489K
First Award Date 01/01/14
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/14

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Herman Jason Herman 1 Message
Moncayo Hever Moncayo 1 Message
Zacny Kris Zacny 2 Message

4 Awards Won

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-T4.02
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) and Honeybee Robotics (HBR) proposes to develop an integrated autonomous free-flyer robotic spacecraft system to support the exploration and subsequent resource utilization of asteroids as well as other planetary bodies and moons.The proposed spacecraft will address the first step towards In Situ Resou...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-H20.01
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

Advanced robotic systems demand an enhanced vision system and image processing algorithms to reduce the percentage of manual operation required. Unstructured environments, whether man-mad (e.g., International Space Station) or natural (e.g., Mars), present significant challenges to supervised autonomy or fully autonomous systems?advanced percept...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-S4.04
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

We proposed to design, build and test a high temperature Pneumatic Drill and Trencher system for Venus subsurface exploration. The Venus Drill and Trencher will be hybrid systems capable of acquiring surface and subsurface regolith as well as pulverized rocks (i.e. cuttings) from depth (the exact depth will be driven by the science requirement)....

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-S4.02
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

Based on the sampling requirements, we propose an Inverted Pyramid sampling system. Each face of the pyramid includes a cutting blade which is independently actuated by redundant pyrotechnic actuators. Such sampler shape has a number of advantages. The pyramidal V shape acts as an arrow piercing into the comet surface at a steep angle. The 4 opp...