Low-Mass VOST Valve

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNM04AA61C
Agency Tracking Number: 034422
Amount: $69,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
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
DUNS: 013863132
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Zachary Gray
 Principal Investigator
 (307) 672-5443
 zg@WyomingSilicon.com
Business Contact
 Zachary Gray
Title: Business Official
Phone: (307) 672-5443
Email: 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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