Low-Mass VOST Valve

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,999.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNM05AA04C
Award Id:
67322
Agency Tracking Number:
034422
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
248 W Works Street, Sheridan, WY, 82801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
013863142
Principal Investigator:
Zachary Gray
Principal Investigator
(307) 672-5443
zg@WyomingSilicon.com
Business Contact:
Zachary Gray
Business Official
(307) 672-5443
zg@WyomingSilicon.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Two low-mass, linear throttling, high-efficiency, leak-proof cryogenic valves of diameters 1/2" and 4" will be built and tested. Based upon cryogenically-proven Venturi Off-Set Technology (VOST) the valve has no stem-actuator, few moving parts, and an overall cylindrical shape. The valve geometry will help reduce launch vehicle complexity and facilitate assembly and testing. Reliability and safety will be enhanced due to the inherent simplicity and leak-proof design of the VOST valve. Potential NASA uses include launch, descent, and extraterrestrial use. Ground-based embodiments will benefit from enhanced thermal performance which will reduce recurring costs. Non-NASA uses include military and civilian aircraft, chemically corrosive industrial environments, superconductivity and medical applications.

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