Capstan Ag Systems, Inc.

101 N KANSAS AVE
Topeka, KS 66603

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 9
Total Value of Awards $3.25MM
First Award Date 01/01/94
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/11

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Henderson Mr. Graeme W Henderson 9 Message

9 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.13-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

Typical agrochemical sprayers use nozzles to atomize a liquid stream into droplets; these droplets then travel to the target. Nozzles may be selected to provide a range of droplet sizes, spray distribution patterns, and flow rates for a desired liquid material application. Spray distribution, droplet size, and flow rate are important considerati...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.13-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

Application of agrochemicals is essential to U.S. production of food, fiber, biofuels and ornamentals. However, it can also create environmental contamination if pesticides reach non-target areas through airborne displacement of spray, i.e., "spray drift". Drift is a concern for agriculture, especially for specialty crops grown in sensitive area...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2003
Budget: 01/01/03 - 12/31/03

NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Agricultural spray equipment operators typically cannot monitor all nozzles along the boom. Clogged or malfunctioning nozzles produce undesirable spraying results. This project is designed to lead directly to a useful product, namely, a single-nozzle monitoring unit for agricultural spray applications. The monitoring capab...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2003
Budget: 01/01/03 - 12/31/03

NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Agricultural spray equipment operators typically cannot monitor all nozzles along the boom. Clogged or malfunctioning nozzles produce undesirable spraying results. This project is designed to lead directly to a useful product, namely, a single-nozzle monitoring unit for agricultural spray applications. The monitoring capab...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2002
Budget: 01/01/02 - 12/31/02

This project addresses the increasing demands and need for precise control and reliability in agrochemical application. The ultimate goal of this project is a single-nozzle monitoring and control technology and device. The device will allow individual nozzle resolution on flow rate and spray droplet size. The device will also provide, either in ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 1999
Budget: 01/01/99 - 12/31/99

Not Available Anhydrous ammonia (NH3), a heavily used nitrogen fertilizer, is a volatile gas which flashes at -40 F. It is handles as pressurized liquid and difficult to meter accurately and dispense. Its low cost, due to inexpensive energy, has encouraged wasteful over-application rather than investment in currently costly and ineffective appli...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 1998
Budget: 01/01/98 - 12/31/98

Anhydrous ammonia (NH3), a heavily used nitrogen fertilizer, is a volatile gas which flashes at -40 F. It is handles as pressurized liquid and difficult to meter accurately and dispense. Its low cost, due to inexpensive energy, has encouraged wasteful over-application rather than investment in currently costly and ineffective application control...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 1995
Budget: 01/01/95 - 12/31/95

INACCURACY IN AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL APPLICATION CAUSES INCREASED PRODUCTION COSTS AND RELEASES UNNECESSARY PESTICIDE AND FERTILIZERS INTO THE ENVIRONMENT. APPLICATION CONTROL IS PRIMARILY A MANUAL OPERATION AND ON-THE-GO ADJUSTMENT OF SPRAY OUTPUT FOR SPRAY TARGET OR TRAVEL SPEED VARIATION IS RARE. HOWEVER, COMMERCIALIZATION AND USE OF ELECTRONI...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 1994
Budget: 01/01/94 - 12/31/94