Blandino, John J.
Olinger, David J.
The current generation of MEMS valves does not meet the leak rate requirements necessary for use aboard spacecraft. Developing effective methods for performing measurements on valves of this scale have also proven difficult. In conjunction with NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, new test equipment was developed to accurately measure leak rates for prototype valve seat and boss interfaces. The new equipment addresses previous problems with sealing and uneven loading, providing a tool usable to develop components that will meet desired leak rates.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
Access to this report is limited to members of the WPI community. Please contact a project advisor or their department to request access
Restricted-WPI community only