Low-Mass VOST Valve

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNM04AA61C
Agency Tracking Number:
034422
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A4.06
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Big Horn Valve, Inc.
248 W Works Street, Sheridan, WY, 82801-4213
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
013863132
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
A cylindrical, low-mass, high-efficiency, leak-proof cryogenic valve will be designed using composites and exotic metals. 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 test. Reliability and safety and will be enhanced due to the inherent simplicity and leak-proof design of the VOST valve.

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