In-Space Cryogenic VOST Connect/Disconnect

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNJ06JS33C
Agency Tracking Number: 040103
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: X2.04
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
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
 Robert Burgess
Title: President
Phone: (307) 672-0968
Email: 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.

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