(Southwest Research Institute) SwRI has received an additional $500,000 in NASA funding to evaluate a device designed to deliver liquid propellant to a rocket engine from fuel tanks. The tapered liquid acquisition device (LAD) is designed to prevent potentially dangerous vapor bubbles from being transferred to the rocket engine. Developed by SwRI engineers and NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Ohio, the new design was tested in a suborbital flight aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle on Dec. 10.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/sri-stf121119.php