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Development of Innovative Real-time/Near Real-time Information Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57355
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2002-00431
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cytec Corporation
736 S. President St. Jackson, MS 39201
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Development of Innovative Real-time/Near Real-time Information Systems
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2002-33610-11877
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) can benefit from development of Real-time/Near Real-time Information Systems that improve operational efficiencies of tasks that involve labor intensive activities and/or cannot be accomplished using traditional methods. Cytec offers a comprehensive solution to support USDA requirements by completing a high-quality research and development (R&D) capability that promotes advanced concepts related to Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) opportunities. The Cytec R&D initiatives are expected to lead to significant public benefit when the research is completed. Cytec envisions a Cotton Inventory Management System (CIMS) to provide tracking and data storage for warehoused cotton bales. Development of CIMS will be based on tracking and data storage needs that exist today, while adding the advancements that are a part of AIT. The utilized AIT components will consist of bar coding technology, contact memory button, radio frequency data collection (RFDC) and handheld pen based personal digital assistant (PDA) such as Palm Pilot/Handspring, and PocketPC (IPAQ, etc.). The development phase will address two specific issues: 1) the precise location of each cotton bale stored within the warehouse and 2) the detailed data (USDA rating*, fiber length, whiteness, etc.) associated with each cotton bale.

Principal Investigator:

Walter Griffin
wgriffin@cytecsys.com

Business Contact:

Walter Scott
Vice President
oscar@cytecsys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cytec Corporation
736 S. President St. Jackson, MS 39201

EIN/Tax ID: 742126065
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No