NASA SBIR 2005 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:05-II X3.03-9923
PHASE-I CONTRACT NUMBER: NNJ06JD74C
SUBTOPIC TITLE:Cryo & Thermal Management
PROPOSAL TITLE:VOST Flow-Control Valve

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Big Horn Valve Inc
1664 Terra Ave #5
Sheridan, WY 82801-5018
(307) 672-5443

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Zachary   Gray
zg@WyomingSilicon.com
1664 Terra Ave #5
Sheridan, WY  82801-5018
(307) 672-5443

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Two cryogenic flow-control valves of diameters 1/2" and 2" will be built and tested. Based on cryogenically-proven Venturi Off-Set Technology (VOST) they have no stem-actuator, few moving parts, and an overall cylindrical shape. Intended to demonstrate a breakthrough in cryogenic flow control, VOST provides precise linear flow control across its entire dynamic range, holds position without power and requires low actuation energy.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Future spaceport systems, advanced cryocoolers, launch vehicles, high-pressure flow-control valves for engine testing.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Petroleum refining, specialty chemical production, industrial flow-control valves, high purity pharmacuetical production and food processing equipment.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
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