SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1899
Amount: $46,720.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1985
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
84 West Park Place, Stamford, CT, 06906
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 James Stice
Title: Principal Investigator
Phone: (203) 358-0437
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY, FROM AN ANIMAL PRODUCTION VIEWPOINT,IS INCREASINGLY USING CONFINEMENT SYSTEMS TO INCREASE PRODUCER EFFICIENCY. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR THESE CONFINEMENT SYSTEMS TO HAVE A GOOD METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE ENVIRONMENT SURROUNDING THE ANIMAL. PRESENT VENTILATIONSYSTEMS SUPPLY VENTILATION BY USING ELECTRIC POWERED FANS AND/OR DOORS THAT ARE CONTROLLED BY ELECTRIC THERMOSTATS. THE ELECTRIC SYSTEMS SUFFER FROM HIGH FIRST COST, HIGH MAIN TENANCE COSTS, AND LOW RELIABILITY. THE PROPOSED SOLUTION ISTO DESIGN A NATURAL VENTILATION SYSTEM THAT WILL HAVE A NON -ELECTRIC CONTROL DEVICE SENSITIVE TO TEMPERATURE. THIS SY SYSTEM WOULD USE VENTS PLACED WITHIN THE BUILDING SKIN. A NONELECTRIC CONTROL DEVICE IS PROSSIBLE WITH THE USE OF SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS.

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