ROCKLEDGE, FL — September 14, 2020 —Mainstream has been awarded a contract from NASA for a Single-Piece Leak Mitigating Water Loop Connector
NASA is currently seeking upgrades for the current extra-vehicular mobility unit (EMU). The water connector for the liquid cooling and ventilation garment (LCVG) has been shown to be a point of potential failures for the exploration space suit. Mainstream proposes to develop an upgraded water connector that eliminates leakage, shows no significant performance degradation after long-term cycling, and maintains strict water quality levels.
The proposed research is targeted at existing and next generation Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garments. Future missions will require demanding extra vehicular activities on the international space station, moon, and mars. Our technology mitigates the concern of leakage from the LCVG water loop connector, a primary design concern for the existing system.
About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a 34-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.