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Permanent Magnet Linear Shaft Coupler for Cryogenic Fluids

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
51647
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NASA2174
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
THORTEK INNOVATIONS LABORATORIES
101 River Dr. Irvine, KY 40336
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Permanent Magnet Linear Shaft Coupler for Cryogenic Fluids
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

An extremely simple Permanent Magnetic Linear Shaft Coupler is presented that would magnetically couple the linear motion of a hermetically sealed shaft with an Actuator that operates in ambient conditions. The proposed Coupler will eliminate potential leak paths for the cryogenic valves at the Kennedy Space Center. The Coupler consists of only three parts and is based upon permanent magnets acting through a non-magnetic medium. The Coupler utilizes an outer and inner set of many flat, washer-shaped permanent magnets. The inner magnets easily fit within the hole of the outer magnets. A leakproof Linear Shaft Coupler that can withstand adverse conditions is immediately needed in the hazardous chemical, cryogenic and nuclear Industries.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas 1. Thorpe
Chief Engineer
6067232289
thortek@kih.net

Business Contact:

Douglas G. Thorpe
Owner
6067232289
thortek@kih.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Thortek
10015 Winchester Road Irvine, KY 40336

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