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Fiber Optic Nozzle Tip Monitor for Agricultural Sprayers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
34408
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
34408
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PHOTON-X, LLC
283 Great Valley Parkway Malvern, PA 19355-9355
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Fiber Optic Nozzle Tip Monitor for Agricultural Sprayers
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

Concerns about health and environmental hazards associated with chemical spraying, as well as the rising cost of farming, madate that chemical application becomes more efficient and increasingly precise. It is important to know immediately if any nozzles have become partially clogged or ceased operating to avoid misapplication of chemicals. Changes in field crop sprayer technology--the use of wider booms, the addition of wind screens, and an increasing trend toward night spraying--have made visual inspection of spray nozzles and their spray patterns obsolete. It becomes necessary, therefore, to equip agricultural sprayers with an efficient nozzle tip monitor that allows the operator to recognize malfunctioning nozzles and take corrective action immediately.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Karl-Heinz Mertins
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Phoenix International
1441 44th Street NW Fargo, ND 58102

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