In-Space Cryogenic VOST Connect/Disconnect

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNJ06JS33C
Agency Tracking Number:
040103
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
X2.04
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:
Robert Burgess
President
(307) 672-0968
vost@fiberpipe.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Two novel cryogenic couplings will be designed, fabricated and tested. Intended for in-space use at cryogenic propellant depots, the couplings are 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 health measurements, and robotic control are possible.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government