Ventions

An Aerospace Technology Development Company

Ventions, LLC was founded in 2004 to commercialize  innovative technologies in the aerospace sector.  Staffed by a small group of highly motivated and entrepreneurial engineers, the Company specializes in the design, fabrication  and testing of aerospace hardware components using novel manufacturing techniques and cost-effective prototyping capabilities.

Ventions has seen strong growth since its inception, and is currently focused on development of small-scale launch vehicle components for government and commercial applications under various DARPA and NASA funded projects.  Specific technologies include: 

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Small Scale Rocket Engines

Ventions’ micro-rocket systems utilize regeneratively-cooled,  liquid bipropellant motors  in the 100-5,000lbf thrust class, and are designed for use with a variety of propellants including LOX, RP-1, Hydrogen Peroxide and storables. 

Ventions has already completed multiple hot-fire demonstrations of such engines, and is currently  working to incorporate them into vehicle stages for nano-satellite launchers and other applications. 

 

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Electric Motor and Turbine Driven Pumps

Ventions’ efforts in this area focus on developing high-speed, turbomachinery-based pumps in the small-scale (1-2" diameter rotors),  for on-board pressurization in space-based systems. 

Fabricated using a novel approach that allows for realization of complex aerodynamic shapes,  Ventions has already demonstrated the high-risk components of the technology, and is currently integrating it in high-performance launch vehicle stages.

 

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LOW COST AND LIGHT WEIGHT AVIONICS

Complementary to other launch vehicle components, Ventions has developed and flight tested high-performance avionics and flight computers capable of running vehicle auto-sequence, operating valves and motors for gimbal control, performing GNC and telemetry functions, and managing vehicle power.  

The technology is constantly being improved based on results of on-going flight tests, and is currently being optimized for use in DARPA funded launch vehicles.

 

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High PMF Launch Vehicle Stages

Ventions has successfully integrated its engines, electric pumps, avionics and other launch vehicle components into sounding rockets that have been flight tested to demonstrate regeneratively-cooled, electric pump-fed, liquid bipropellant propulsion at the small-scale.  

Additional development to scale-up the stages for a 2-stage launch vehicle is currently underway as part of various DARPA and NASA funded programs. 

 

In Space Propulsion for CUbe and Small Satellites

Ventions is developing high-performance GOX-Methane and Peroxide based propulsion systems for 3U-6U cubesats as well as other small satellite systems, and is currently working with government and commercial customers to explore mission insertion opportunities for flight testing.

 

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