An all-electric, highly reliable and accurate regulator and valve system.
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center has developed a set of unique magnetostrictive (MS) technologies for utilization in pressure regulation systems. By combining MS-based sensors with a newly designed MS-based valve, Marshall has developed an advanced MS regulator. This innovative approach provides a regulator with rapid response times. In addition, the components are lightweight, compact, highly precise, and can operate over a wide range of temperatures and pressures. A prototype of the MS valve has been developed and NASA is seeking partners for licensure of this novel technology.