Development of a Multipurpose Extruder/Press Food Processing System

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$597,795.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNJ06JA26C
Award Id:
74225
Agency Tracking Number:
042394
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10104 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50322
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
005276829
Principal Investigator:
wilmot wijeratne
Principal Investigator
(515) 254-1267
wilmot@insta-pro.com
Business Contact:
Michael Dixon
Chief Financial Officer
(515) 254-1238
mdixon@triplef.us
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This project is to develop versatile, low mass, energy efficient, and easily maintained multipurpose seed processing (MSP) equipment for food processing in space environments. Phase-1 of the project yielded a conceptual drawing for a MSP. Phase-II consists of six main tasks. The first model MSP will be manufactured, programmed and tested for ESM, function, and quality of processed product. The data will be used to refine the model and design multipurpose screws for the extrusion and press components of the MSP to simplify the equipment. Several models of MSP's will be fabricated and tested for versatility. The ESM crietia and functional parameters will be used to evaluate the optimum MSP for NASA applications and non-NASA applications. The final deliverables will be the test database, design drawings and the optimized MSP's for NASA and non-NASA applications.

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