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Design of Versatile Food Extruder

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNJ04JC16C
Agency Tracking Number: 035900
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: B3.04
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2003
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-01-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2004-07-19
Small Business Information
100 Furler Street, Totowa, NJ, 07512-1896
DUNS: 002012870
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Lischak
 Principal Investigator
 (973) 256-7374
Business Contact
 Joseph Scuralli
Title: Business Official
Phone: (973) 256-7374
Research Institution
This proposal addresses the need for food processing equipment for crews on long-term Advanced Life Support Systems (ALSS) missions. It is proposed to design a food extruder that will efficiently process wheat and rice flour into breakfast-cereal-type food. In addition, the design will incorporate an oil extraction system for peanuts, and a milling/grinding system for wheat, rice, soybean and peanuts. The design of this food processing system will rely on the use of a single lightweight motor, with interchangeable attachments to do the extrusion, oil extraction, and milling/grinding. This work will merge the extruder-building expertise of Wayne Machine & Die Co. with the food processing expertise of Rutgers University's Food Science team to produce a unique and versatile food processor design for the planetary surface missions. The deliverable of this project will be a complete engineering design of a food processing system, including AutoCAD drawings from which the hardware could be manufactured in a Phase II contract.

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