NASA's potential application of the innovation would be in cryogenic rocket turbopumps, such as those fed with liquid hydrogen. The floating seal could be located along vertical portions of turbine disks or the shroud or hub of pump impellers wherever large pressure drops and low leakages are needed. The seal could be used in place of labyrinth seals, brush seals, carbon face seals, and inter-propellant seals. Under FTT's Teaming Agreement with Aerojet, FTT is responsible for design and analysis of the turbopump as well as component hardware manufacturing. Current potential applications include the Affordable Upper Stage Engine also under development with target applications on NASA's SLS family of rockets. FTT is also exploring turbomachinery opportunities to support the nano/micro satellite launch market. Finally, Aerojet is in the process of acquiring Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne from United Technologies Corporation which will open up additional product lines for the floating seal, such as the RS-25 high pressure fuel and oxidizer turbopumps. Non-NASA potential applications include similar uses in the Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) Hydrocarbon Boost technology demonstrator engine, in the low or high speed oxygen turbopumps. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne could benefit from implementing the floating seal into the RS-68 Oxygen and Hydrogen turbopumps to isolate turbine gases from the bearings and minimize hydrogen leakage onto both turbine disks. Outside of space propulsion, the floating seal could be incorporated into industrial pumps for nuclear power coolant, oil and water transfer pumps or water injection applications.