PERISHABLES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,932.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4629
Agency Tracking Number:
4629
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
221 Durham Ave, P.o. Box 4288, Metuchen, NJ, 08840
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Dr. G.n. Patel
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE CONSUMER, IT IS IMPORTANT TO DETER MINE THE SHELF-LIFE OF PERISHABLES AND MONITOR IT. THE DEVICES AVAILABLE COMMERCIALLY ARE EXPENSIVE, BULKY, AND DO NOT MIMIC THE DETERIORATION OF PERISHABLES. AN IDEAL DEVICE FOR MONITORING RESIDUAL SHELF-LIFE OF PERISHABLE IS PROPOSED. THE DEVICE WILL BE SIMPLE, INEXPENSIVE, MIMICS THE DETERIORATION OF PERISHABLES AND HAS SEVERAL OTHER DESIRABLE FEATURES FOR MONITORING THE SHELF-LIFE. THE CON SUMER CAN READ THE RESIDUAL SHELF-LIFE FROM THE COLOR CHANGE. THE SHELF-LIFE CAN ALSO BE DETERMINED BY ELECTRO-OPTICAL EQUIPMENT.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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