VOST Flow Control Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-08-M-0014
Agency Tracking Number: N072-131-0452
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: N07-131
Solitcitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
BIG HORN VALVE, INC.
1664 Terra Ave #5, Sheridan, WY, 82801
Duns: 013863142
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: Principal Investigator
Phone: (307) 672-5443
Email: zg@WyomingSilicon.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
An innovative flow control device will be built and tested. Based on cryogenically proven, highly efficient Venturi-Offset Technology (VOST) developed for NASA, it has no stem-actuator, few moving parts, and an overall cylindrical shape. Consistently demonstrating breakthroughs in flow control, VOST technology provides precise linear flow control across its entire dynamic range, holds position without power, and requires remarkably low actuation energy. This project will demonstrate the viability of using VOST for autonomous, bi-directional, self-powered, low-pressure drop isolation valves for shipboard use.

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