Electromagnetic Regolith Excavator - Patent application

Electromagnetic Regolith Excavator - Patent application

(PDF) Overview of the MultiRob 3D Lunar Industrial

A small-scale version of a lunar massdriver is presented. Massdriver lengths of 1 to 10 meters are explored for payloads ranging from 1 to 10 kg, for launch velocities of 1.6-2.5 km/s.

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Brazilian Crawler Excavator Industry to 2027 - Key Drivers

Dec 08, 2021 · The Brazil crawler excavator market size was at 6,799 units in 2020, growing at a CAGR of 5.26%. The Brazil crawler excavator market …

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NASA TechPort - Project Data

NASA's Technology Portfolio Management System (TechPort) is a single, comprehensive resource for locating detailed information about NASA-funded technologies. Those technologies cover a broad range of areas, such as propulsion, nanotechnology, robotics, and human health. You can find useful information on NASA's technologies in TechPort, including descriptions of …

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In-situ Oxygen Production System (ISOPS) – an integrated

The Excavator Subsystem is the module that will have first contact with the regolith. The Excavator Subsystem must collect regolith up to one meter below the surface, and must collect at least 100 kg of regolith within one month. of maximizing simplicity. Although terrestrial applications typically use pneumatic or hydraulic power, the lack

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Excavation and Conveying Technologies for Space Applications

Jan 14, 2021 · A rising number of companies and organisations are researching space technologies supporting extraterrestrial life. Whether Moon or Mars, the number of rocket launches is increasing year by year. The majority of National Space Agencies are planning exploration missions with fully autonomous robots, which can conduct several studies about …

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"Nuclear Reaction" Science-Research, November 2021

Nov 23, 2021 · NASA Kennedy Space Center is seeking partners thinking about the commercial application of the Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot Excavator. With space transport expenses floating at roughly $4000 per pound and limited launch vehicle shroud restrictions, this compact, light-weight unit allows the launch of a reliable, sturdy

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Space Prizes: March 2009

Mar 31, 2009 · From the Regolith_Chal Twitter (does that mean the rules are coming in the next day or 2?) - For those wondering about telerobotic concept: Excavator operators will be isolated from the excavator so no 3rd person data. 2:02 PM Mar 19th from web @Amy_Cheng You can expect to see the rules by early next week. 12:20 PM Mar 19th from web in reply to

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Using Microwave Energy Patents and Patent Applications

Dec 20, 2010 · Abstract: Tunnel is provided for conditioning of food products, especially for sterilization of food in containers or vessels of the heat-sealed type, in which the conditioning unit has: 1) an active pressure control system corresponding to at least one heating stage, which provides for balancing of the pressure within the heat-sealed vessels or containers; and 2) a …

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Break the Ice Challenge

on excavation of icy regolith on the moon, water transportation, lunar environment, and space law. Next, research is performed into existing products, such as patents and various designs from previous related NASA competitions. After providing the relevant background information, focused objectives are outlined, with a

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Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot (RASSOR

Jul 27, 2015 · Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot (RASSOR) Phase 2 and Smart Autonomous Sand-Swimming Excavator The Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot (RASSOR) Phase 2 is an excavation robot for mining regolith on a planet like Mars. The robot is programmed using the Robotic Operating System (ROS) and it also uses a …

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Lunar hydrogen recovery process - Carbotek, Inc.

Beneficiation of the lunar soil (regolith) to a feedstock of the desired particle size may be by screening and also by the fine particle separatory system described in applicants' co-pending U.S. patent application. A number of large 250 micron screens may be used, given the somewhat inefficient separation of small material of this size.

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US20140345168A1 - Electromagnetic Regolith Excavator

The Electromagnetic Regolith Excavator (ERE) is a proposed method of excavation (including drilling) that uses traveling waves of magnetism to draw …

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Chapter X: A Roadmap to Design an Excavator Based on

Create a lunar excavator that dumps the soil into an attached bin, weighs less than 100 kg, uses less than 150 W power, is capable of digging 250 kg/hr of regolith, fits within a cargo space of 1 m 3, with operational lifetime of 5 years, and can be controlled from a ground station, run either autonomously or from ground station commands.

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Lunar Regolith Simulant Feed System for a Hydrogen

Jan 05, 2009 · Lunar Regolith Simulant Feed System for a Hydrogen Reduction Reactor System One of the goals of In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) on the moon is to produce oxygen from the lunar regolith which is present in the form of Ilmenite (FeTi03) and other compounds. A reliable and attainable method of extracting some of the oxygen from the lunar regolith is to use the …

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A Basic Robotic Excavator (the Glenn Digger): Description

Mar 01, 2016 · A Basic Robotic Excavator (the Glenn Digger): Description, Design, and Initial Operation This paper describes the design, commercial part selections, fabrication, assembly, installation, and initial operation of a two degree of freedom robotic excavator. Colloquially referred to as "the NASA Glenn Digger," it was designed specifically to be mounted onto, and to …

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Dr. Scott C. Smith: About My Work

Sep 11, 2013 · Brian Stalling, Jacob Williams, Justin Robertson, and Shannen Adcock, "Lunar Regolith Excavator Communications System," Senior Design Project, University of Arkansas, May 2010. Son Ha, Nadia Smith, and Adeline Kamaha, "Lunar Regolith Excavator Control System," Senior Design Project, University of Arkansas, May 2010.

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PROGRESSIVE LINKAGE FOR EXCAVATOR THUMB - Patent application

Mar 26, 2009 · Patent application title: PROGRESSIVE LINKAGE FOR EXCAVATOR THUMB Inventors: Joseph R. Zeno Christopher Napier Robert J. Willoughby Agents: FRED ZOLLINGER III Assignees: Origin: NORTH CANTON, OH US IPC8 Class: AE02F396FI USPC Class: 37468 Abstract: An improved dipper stick, tool, and thumb combination includes a progressive linkage for …

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Development of Field Excavator with Embedded Force

Dec 08, 2014 · A semi-intelligent excavation mechanism was developed for use with the NASA-built Centaur 2 rover prototype. The excavator features a continuously rotatable large bucket supported between two parallel arms, both of which share a single pivot axis near the excavator base attached to the rover. The excavator is designed to simulate the collection of regolith, …

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US Patent Application for Blended Regolith Simulant

Jan 30, 2013 · A method includes the steps of blending a first part comprising a low-density fine particulate material additive with a second part comprising original regolith simulant material for producing a lower bulk density blended regolith simulant material having gravity-driven flow properties that resemble those that the original regolith material would have under a reduced …

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Using Microwave Energy Patents and Patent Applications

Dec 20, 2010 · Abstract: The present invention concerns methods, compositions and apparatus for neutralizing bioagents, wherein bioagents comprise biowarfare agents, biohazardous agents, biological agents and/or infectious agents. The methods comprise exposing the bioagent to an organic semiconductor and exposing the bioagent and organic semiconductor to a source of …

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