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In-Space Cryogenic VOST Connect/Disconnect

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
76876
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
040103
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Big Horn Valve, Inc.
1664 Terra Avenue #5 Sheridan, WY 82801 5018
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: In-Space Cryogenic VOST Connect/Disconnect
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNJ06JS33C
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

Two novel cryogenic couplings will be designed, fabricated and tested. Intended for in-space use at cryogenic propellant depots, the couplings are based on patented Venturi-Offset Technology (VOST) and will provide small fluid and heat leakage at high flows with a low pressure drop. Entirely mechanical, insertion opens the passage, removal closes the passage. Mating force and alignment requirements are small. With only eight major parts, reliability is high and mass is low. Redundant seals, integrated health measurements, and robotic control are possible.

Principal Investigator:

Zachary Gray
Principal Investigator
3076725443
zg@wyomingsilicon.com

Business Contact:

Zachary Gray
Business Official
3076725443
zg@wyomingsilicon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Big Horn Valve, Inc.
248 W Works Street Sheridan, WY 82801

EIN/Tax ID: 841414985
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No