Low-Mass VOST Valve

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$69,998.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNM04AA61C
Solitcitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
034422
Solicitation Topic Code:
A4.06
Small Business Information
Big Horn Valve, Inc.
248 W Works Street, Sheridan, WY, 82801-4213
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
013863132
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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