Mainstream Engineering Awarded Contract from NASA for a Leak Mitigating Water Loop Connector

ROCKLEDGE, FL — August 16th, 2021 —Mainstream has been awarded a contract from NASA for the development of improved fluid connectors for NASA’s Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garments (LCVG).  The current connectors suffer from mechanical defects including leaking after long durations, latching mechanism deficiencies, and un-optimized size and mass.  Mainstream has developed a primary thermal loop connector (PTLC) and auxiliary thermal loop connector (ATLC) which have been shown to eliminate these issues and the new hardware is a drop-in replacement into existing systems.

About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a 35-year-old Brevard County, Florida manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced cost-competitive products, which are made in the USA.  Founded in 1986, Mainstream’s mission is to transition advanced R&D into high-quality, environmentally safe, green, commercial products using lean manufacturing techniques. Areas of research include thermal control, energy conversion, power electronics, biomass conversion, chemical technology, and materials science.