Honeybee Robotics, Ltd.

Building 3, Suite 1005 63 Flushing Avenue Unit 150
Brooklyn, NY 11205

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 8
Total Value of Awards $1.62MM
First Award Date 06/10/16
Most Recent Award Date 09/30/16

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Metzger Philip Metzger 1 Message
Mueller Kristian Mueller 1 Message
Herman Jason Herman 4 Message
Zacny Kris Zacny 6 Message
Maurer Andrew Maurer 2 Message
Sobron Pablo Sobron 1 Message
Susante Paul Susante 1 Message

8 Awards Won

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Central Florida

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: T4.02
Budget: 09/30/16 - 09/29/18

The World is Not Enough (WINE) is a new generation of CubeSats that take advantage of ISRU to explore space. The WINE takes advantage of existing CubeSat technology and combines it with 3D printing technology and an In Situ Resource utilization (ISRU) water extraction system. 3D printing enables development of steam thrusters (higher Isp than co...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: SETI Institute Carl Sagan Center

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: T8.03
Budget: 06/10/16 - 06/09/17

The US congress has instructed NASA to include a lander component in the next Europa mission. The mission has a target launch date of 2022, and its primary goal will be to search Europa?s icy surface for evidence of life that may persist within the ice shell or subsurface ocean. The Europa lander study specifically recommends a combination of a ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S4.04
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

Future Venus or Comet mission architectures may feature robotic sampling systems comprised of a Sampling Tool and Deployment Mechanism. Since 2005, Honeybee has been developing extreme-temperature motors, position sensors, brakes, and gearboxes, resulting in multiple successful demonstrations of component-level technologies under Venus-like envi...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: S4.02
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

The majority of planetary bodies of interest to exploration are covered with a layer of granular material called regolith. These bodies include the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Asteroids, Comets and moons of Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. Surface missions to these bodies, would most probably require some type of a sampling system to capture ...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Michigan Technological University

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: T4.02
Budget: 06/10/16 - 06/09/17

The Apollo 15 Lunar Module rocket plume excavated regolith which sandblasted at speeds in excess of 1000 m/s the Surveyor 2 lander 200 m away. A Curiosity rover instrument was permanently damaged during SkyCrane landing on Mars. Any future human surface missions to planetary bodies covered in regolith (e.g. Mars, Moon) would need to address ejec...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H5.04
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

The size of space systems is currently limited to payload envelopes of existing launch vehicles. Due to this and the customized nature of satellites, existing space systems are very costly to stand up. Nor are they designed for repair, upgrade, or reuse to amortize the cost over multiple missions. As missions get further from low-earth orbit ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H4.01
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

Future human missions to Mars, the Moon, Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) and other planetary bodies will require a spacesuit equipped with a compact, lightweight, reliable, dust tolerant, high pressure oxygen quick disconnect (QD) for astronaut extravehicular activity. The next generation of QDs must transfer high pressure oxygen (HPO2) between the ve...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H6.01
Budget: 06/10/16 - 12/09/16

Flawless operation of planetary mobility systems, excavation, mining and ISRU operations, regolith transport and many others depend on knowledge of geotechnical properties of the soil. Knowing, for example, the soil strength and its density and in turn fundamental soil parameters such as friction angle and apparent or true cohesion, will guide t...