Brooks and Polycontrols Technologies
have been working together to support NASA research that will send a new exploratory module to Venus
. Polycontrols is integrating Brooks' SLA series mass flow controllers
with a gas mixing system and chamber that NASA will use for materials testing at the John Glenn Research Center
Sending a new exploration module to Venus' surface will require NASA to ensure the module and its electronic components can withstand the planet's harsh environment. The gas mixing system and chamber will simulate high thermal stress and Venus' corrosive atmosphere to test materials needed to make the new module.
Polycontrols' team selected Brooks' SLA series mass flow controllers because it proved that it could accurately produce proper gas concentrations to the parts per million (PPM) precision that NASA needs to achieve in the test chamber.