Aerospace + Scroll Technology

Scroll technology from Air Squared provides cutting-edge aerospace companies the one-of-a-kind compressor or vacuum pump solution they need to keep the world moving.

Today aerospace ranks among the world’s largest manufacturing industries. As the industry grows to heights, leading companies require pneumatic solutions that can overcome even the most difficult requirements.

We understand most aerospace applications require one-of-a-kind solutions. From potable water supply on commercial aircraft to advanced defense systems, companies like Airbus and Lockheed Martin have trusted Air Squared. With an incredible range of capability and over twenty-five years of design and manufacturing experience, learn how several innovations from Air Squared can support your next application.

Scroll Technology Advantage

100% Oil-Free
Maintain the purity of your system with oil-free scroll technology
High-Performance in a Compact, Lightweight Design
Leverage innovations like spinning scroll and multi-stage scroll technology to dramatically reduce size and weight
Quiet, Smooth Operation
Dynamically balanced, valve-less, and near pulsation-free
Efficient Performance
Continuous compression and vacuum process, with no re-expansion or throttling losses
Reliable, Durable Solution
Long product life and simple field maintenance

Aerospace Applications

  • Commercial Aircraft Potable Water Supply
  • Air Separation
  • Gas Sampling and Analysis
  • Electronics and Galley Cooling
  • Radioactive, Toxic, and Costly Gas Processing
  • Vacuum Waste System
  • Nitrogen and Oxygen Generation
  • Waveguide Dehydration and Pressurization
  • Semiconductor Process Gas Handling
  • General Weapon and Military Development

Aerospace Projects and Products

From space-saving innovations like spinning scroll technology, to a scroll pump onboard the Mars 2020 rover, learn about past aerospace projects and the scroll technology innovations that support the aerospace industry.

Aerospace + Scroll Technology Projects

V06H014A-BLDC-SH-LC Semi-Hermetic, Liquid-Cooled, Scroll Vacuum Pump

Scroll Vacuum Pump for the International Space Station

April 13, 2020

The V06H014A-BLDC-SH-LC semi-hermetic, liquid-cooled, scroll vacuum pump is designed to support environmental control and life support systems on board the International Space Station.

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P13H025A-BLDC-SH Oil-Free Scroll Refrigeration Compressor

Oil-Free Scroll Refrigeration Compressor for Aerospace

April 2, 2019

The P13H025A-BLDC-SH oil-free scroll refrigeration compressor is designed to support advanced environmental control systems in aerospace and military applications.

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P07T013A-BLDC-C-SH Two-Stage, Semi-Hermetic Scroll Compressor

Two-Stage Scroll Compressor for Vapor Compression Refrigeration

January 21, 2019

The semi-hermetic and two-stage P07T013A-BLDC-C-SH provides oil-free compression for organic vapor refrigeration and organic solvent extraction applications.

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P19H038A-BLDC-SH Semi-Hermetic Scroll Compressor

Semi-Hermetic Scroll Compressor for CO2 Collection

March 8, 2018

The semi-hermetic P19H038A-BLDC-SH scroll compressor has no dynamic seals and is suitable for operation with CO2 and other gases.

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P11T025B-BLDC-SH Semi-Hermetic Two-Stage Scroll Compressor

Two-Stage Semi-Hermetic Compressor for Aerospace

July 28, 2016

The two-stage semi-hermetic P11T025B-BLDC-SH compressor combines high-performance, efficiency, and reliability, in a compact and lightweight design.

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P11H024A-BLDC-SH Semi-Hermetic Scroll Compressor for the Mars 2020 Rover

Semi-Hermetic Scroll Compressor for Mars 2020 Mission

June 27, 2016

The semi-hermetic P11H024A-BLDC-SH compressor combines high-performance, efficiency, and reliability, in a compact and lightweight design.

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Spinning Scroll Compressor for H2 Recirculation

April 3, 2014

The lightweight and semi-hermetic P21H050A-BLDC-SH-SS uses spinning scroll technology to recirculate high-temperature hydrogen in SOFCs.

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Small-Scale Scroll Cryogenic Pump

November 23, 2013

Compact, reliable, light-weight, and electrically-driven scroll, capable of pumping volatile liquids at extremely low temperatures.

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Stainless Recirculation Pump

Stainless O2 and H2 Recirculation Pump

March 14, 2010

Stainless steel hydrogen and oxygen recirculation pump developed for Lockheed Martin’s ISIS program.

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P19H038A-BLDC Scroll Compressor

Durable and Compact Scroll Compressor for Commercial Aerospace

March 8, 2009

The P19H038A-BLDC is an oil-free, continuous duty scroll compressor designed for airborne needs, such as high-efficiency, lightweight, and reliability.

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V12T22N4.0 Three-Stage Scroll Vacuum Pump

High-Vacuum Three-Stage Scroll Pump

March 1, 2009

Patented three-stage scroll vacuum pump is first of its size to provide under 5 mTorr vacuum without a turbo pump.

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Aircraft Refrigerant Compressor

September 12, 2008

Designed for Honeywell, the semi-hermetic scroll refrigerant compressor is for electronic cooling on board aircraft. The unit is capable of 15 kW of cooling.

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Aerospace + Scroll Technology Products

V16H030A-BLDC Scroll Vacuum Pump


Max Vacuum: 2 mbara Max Flow: 175 lpmv

Compact oil-free scroll vacuum pump for efficient, smooth and quiet operation - ideal in medical applications

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V10T016A-BLDC Two-Stage Scroll Vacuum Pump


Max Vacuum: 0.133 mbara Max Flow: 20 lpmv

Two-stage, oil-free, scroll vacuum pump for high-vacuum performance in a compact and lightweight design.

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Aerospace + Scroll Technology News

P09H026A-BLDC-SH Scroll Compressor On Board Perseverance Rover

Scroll Technology Headed to Mars On Board Perseverance Rover

July 20, 2020

The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover features a compact scroll compressor developed by Air Squared for JPL.

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Concept Rendering of Second-Generation Spinning Scroll Boost Compressor for NASA Spacesuit Development

Spacesuit Spinning Scroll Boost Compressor Development Continues

June 24, 2020

Air Squared secures Phase II funding from NASA to fabricate and test a novel spinning scroll boost compressor (SSBC) for next-generation spacesuits.

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Concept Rendering of Spinning Scroll Boost Compressor (SSBC) for NASA Spacesuit Development

Spinning Scroll Compressor Funding Awarded to Support NASA Spacesuit Development

June 26, 2019

SBIR funding through NASA will support the development of a spinning scroll compressor for CO2 and H2O removal in next-generation spacesuits.

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Cryogenic Spinning Scroll Pump (CSSP) Concept Rendering

CryoScroll™ Fuel Pump Awarded Phase II Funding by NASA

July 10, 2018

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has continued funding Air Squared through 2020 to develop an innovative CryoScroll™ Cryogenic Spinning Scroll Pump (CSSP).

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Zero-Gravity Vapor-Compression Refrigerator (ZVCR) Concept Rendering

Development of Zero-Gravity Refrigeration System Continues

June 4, 2018

Air Squared has been awarded Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) funding from NASA to continue development of a Zero-Gravity Vapor-Compression Refrigerator (ZVCR) for space-bound food storage.

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Single-Stage Spinning Martian Atmosphere Scroll Compressor (MASC) Concept Rendering

NASA Award Funds Development of Martian Atmosphere Scroll Compressor

May 21, 2018

To investigate using mechanical CO2 in the Mars environment, Air Squared will use Phase II SBIR funding to develop a Martian Atmosphere Scroll Compressor (MASC).

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Concept Rendering of Integrated Compressor-Expander for Zero-Gravity Vapor Compression Refrigeration (ZVCR)

Space-Bound Refrigeration System Development Funded by NASA

April 11, 2018

Air Squared has been awarded a NASA Phase I SBIR to develop a cold storage foodstuff refrigeration system for space travel.

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Cryogenic Spinning Scroll Pump Concept

Development of CryoScroll™ Technology Continues With Funding Through NASA Award

June 22, 2017

Air Squared will develop an innovative and versatile cryogenic spinning scroll pump (CSSP) for in-space propulsion that is capable of pumping two-phase methane or oxygen over a wide range of speeds (1,000-8,000 RPM) and differential pressures, while maintaining high reliability and a compact footprint.

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Multi-Stage Scroll Compressor Concept

NASA Funds Multi-Stage Scroll Compressor Technology

May 5, 2017

Air Squared awarded SBIR Phase I funding to develop two scroll solutions that will support ISRU processes by collecting, separating, pressurizing, or processing gasses from the Mars atmosphere.

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Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment (MOXIE) Logo

Air Squared Awarded Contract to Develop Scroll Compressor in NASA MOXIE Demonstration Unit for Mars 2020 Mission

February 2, 2016

Air Squared has been awarded a contract from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to design and develop a CO2 scroll compressor that will be used in the MOXIE technology demonstration experiment for the Mars 2020 mission.

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World’s First Small-Scale Positive Displacement Cryogenic Pump

April 11, 2014

With Phase I SBIR funding through NASA, Air Squared has designed, fabricated, and tested a scroll pump for use with cryogenic liquids.

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scroll vacuum pump nasa

Scroll Vacuum Pumps Aboard NASA Global Hawk

April 23, 2013

Air Squared’s oil-free scroll vacuum pumps successfully used on NASA Global Hawk unmanned mission.

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NASA Outreach Program Assists Air Squared

March 26, 2012

New compressor design heads to production thanks to assistance from NASA outreach program.

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P14H22N3.58 Scroll Compressor

100 lpm, 100 psi Scroll Compressor

September 4, 2011

Developed for use in testing pilot suits, the compressor will be ideal for dental applications.

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Fuel Cell

Development for Fuel Cell Recirculation Pumps

August 12, 2011

High-reliability oxygen and hydrogen fuel cell recirculation pumps for a lighter-than-air aircraft application.

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V12T22N4.0 Three-Stage Scroll Vacuum Pump

Three-stage Scroll Vacuum Pump

July 12, 2009

New three-stage scroll pump is first of its size to produce 5 mTorr vacuum without turbo boost – 10 times greater than standard-size pumps.

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Custom Scroll Design

Contact Air Squared to learn how custom scroll design can support your industry with the most advanced compressor and vacuum pump solution available.

Advanced Custom Design Capability for Aerospace

For over twenty-five years, Air Squared has continuously challenged the limits of possibility with scroll technology. With an ever-expanding range of custom design capability, put our long history of innovation to work in your application.


Spinning scroll technology provides aerospace customers the lightest compressor and vacuum pump solution available.

Compact Footprint

Unique staged configurations allow scroll compressors and vacuum pumps to fit in small space envelope without sacrificing performance.

Gases other than Air

With several patented semi-hermetic configurations, scroll compressors and vacuum pumps can be used for far more than moving air.

Exotic Fluid Compatibility

All-metallic scroll design allows Air Squared to provide solutions that are compatible with virtually any working fluid – even radioactive tritium.

Elevated Temperatures

Using patented liquid-cooled scroll technology and stainless steel or other alloys, solutions can be designed to withstand harsh temperatures and enviormental conditions.


With patented liquid-cooled scroll technology, scroll compressors can now be designed for pressure ratios that were previously unattainable.

High Vacuum

Using patented coatings and staged scroll technology, scroll vacuum pumps can achieve high vacuum without the need for a roughing pump.


Air Squared can design scroll solutions for extreme cryogenic conditions – even pumping cryogenic liquids.


When minimal power consumption is critical, leverage the inherent efficiency advantage of orbiting and spinning scroll technology.