In-Space Cryogenic VOST Connect/Disconnect

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNJ05JB91C
Award Id:
76876
Agency Tracking Number:
040103
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
A novel cryogenic coupling will be designed and modeled. Intended for in-space use at cryogenic propellant depots, the coupling is based on patented Venturi-Offset Technology (VOST) and will provide small fluid and heat leakage at high flows with a low pressure drop. Entirely mechanical, insertion opens the passage, removal closes the passage. Mating force and alignment requirements are small. With only eight major parts, reliability is high and mass is low. Redundant seals, integrated flow measurements, and robotic control are possible.

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