SHAPE MEMORY ALLOYS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$46,720.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1899
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Memory Metals Inc.
84 West Park Place, Stamford, CT, 06906
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
James Stice
Principal Investigator
(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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