Dynamic Design Examples

Honey Bee Robotics joint effort with NASA/JPL

To be used on the Athena Rover manipulator arm, currently under construction at JPL. This cable is the main “tendon” of the scoop or shovel that will capture sample material from the Martial Surface.




6 layer Rigid Flex Design. EMI shielding (silver polymer), Bending with high reliability is required. Boeing and Pioneer Circuits tested this construction in a simulated Martian Atmosphere with proven success prior to launch. Design, material selection, blue print documentation and end item knowledge all contributed to the success of this cable.