Status Report

NASA Technology Transfer Opportunity: A Fluid Flow Simulation Model Incorporating In Line Pressure Regulators

By SpaceRef Editor
June 13, 2012
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Synopsis – Jun 11, 2012

General Information

Solicitation Number: TTO1010
Posted Date: Jun 11, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jun 11, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Dec 31, 2012
Current Response Date: Dec 31, 2012
Classification Code: 99 — Miscellaneous
NAICS Code: 927110
Set-Aside Code:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 12, Industry Assistance Office, Hampton, VA 23681-0001


NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA solicits interest from companies interested in obtaining license rights to commercialize, manufacture and market the following technology. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or nonexclusive basis and may include specific fields of use.


NASA Langley has developed a software technology for modeling the fluid flow behavior of an in-line mechanical pressure regulator within a fluid simulation system. The algorithms and code were developed to accurately account for transient flow behaviors that occur at pressure regulators, something static models do not. The pressure regulator model was developed to extend the modeling capability of NASA’s commercially available Generalized Fluid System Simulation Program (GFSSP). This pressure regulator modeling software will more accurately reflect real-world conditions throughout the operating regime for two-phase systems as well as single-phase systems. The novel NASA algorithm is more accurate and robust under start-up and transient cases, and monotonically converges on a stable and steady state solution. NASA is looking for development partners, particularly those using or interested in the NASA GFSSP.

To express interest in this opportunity, please respond to Sean Sullivan, Research Triangle International (RTI), at: NASA Langley Research Center, Strategic Relationships Office (SRSO), 17 West Taylor St., Mail Stop 218, Building 1212, Room 110 Hampton, Virginia, E-mail: [email protected], or phone: 757-864-5055. Please indicate the date and title of the FBO notice and include your company and contact information.

RTI is responsible for aggregating and acknowledging all responses. These responses are provided to members of NASA Langley’s Innovative Partnerships Office within the SRO for the purpose of promoting public awareness of our technology products, and conducting preliminary market research to determine public interest in and potential for future licensing opportunities. If direct licensing interest results from this posting, SRO will follow the formal licensing process of posting in the Federal Register as required. No follow-on procurement is expected to result from responses to this Notice.

Point of Contact

Name: Sean Sullivan
Title: Technology Transfer Liaison
Phone: 757-864-5055
Fax: 757-864-8101
Email: [email protected]

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