Development of a Multipurpose Extruder/Press Food Processing System

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNJ06JA26C
Agency Tracking Number: 042394
Amount: $597,795.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: B3.04
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
10104 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50322-3600
DUNS: 005276829
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 wilmot wijeratne
 Principal Investigator
 (515) 254-1267
Business Contact
 Michael Dixon
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (515) 254-1238
Research Institution
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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