PERISHABLES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4629
Amount: $49,932.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Dr. G.n. Patel
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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.

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