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Development of a Multipurpose Extruder/Press Food Processing System

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
74225
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
042394
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Triple F, Inc.
10104 Douglas Avenue Des Moines, IA 50322-0360
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Development of a Multipurpose Extruder/Press Food Processing System
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNJ05JB79C
Award Amount: $69,746.00
 

Abstract:

Insta-Pro International, proposes the design and development of a versatile, compact, lightweight, energy efficient, and easy maintained seed processing equipment that can be operated in low gravity environments. The proposed equipment, a scale down refinement based on successful current large scale Insta-Pro processing systems, can be used for cooking, shaping, texturizating, dehydration, phase separation, and stabilization of crops such as rice, beans, peanuts and soybeans to support human planetary explorations. The equipment will be designed to use internally generated heat for processing food to reduce or eliminate the need for inherently inefficient heating from an external source. In addition, the equipment will be optimized to minimize the Equivalent System Mass (ESM) while maximizing the quality of the final product. Anticipated results for Phase I will be detailed plans for the design of the optimized food processing equipment attained by computational simulation of various concept designs . This optimum design will provide the basis for hardware development and testing in Phase II and the manufacture and marketing (in Phase III) to a wide array of users.

Principal Investigator:

Wilmot Wijeratne
Principal Investigator
5152541267
wilmot@insta-pro.com

Business Contact:

Wilmot B. Wijeratne
Director of Reearch
5152541267
wilmot@insta-pro.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Triple F, Inc.
10104 Douglas Avenue Des Moines, IA 50322

EIN/Tax ID: 420955429
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No