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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Broad Spectrum Absorption-Fluorescence Method for Determining Adsorption Capacity of Fly Ash

    SBC: PHOSPHORTECH            Topic: 171FH1

    Interference of unburned and activated carbon in fly ash with air-entraining admixtures (AEA’s) in fresh concrete mixtures is a major concern in the concrete industry. Therefore, a rapid and accurate measurement of adsorption capacity of fly ash is of great interest to this industry. In this project, a new method is suggested, which can qualitatively and quantitatively measure different surfact ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  2. Resilient Wayside Structures and Passenger Car Survivability


    Additional passenger fatalities and injuries can occur during derailments due to interaction with wayside structures, such as catenary poles, bridge abutments, and discontinuities in third rails at highway grade crossings. Resilient wayside structures can reduce these risks, by lessening the amount of intrusion, penetration, and passenger motion. PEC and Arup will work together to develop resilien ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Transportation
  3. Development of Innovative Welding for High Performance Bridge Steel

    SBC: KAI, LLC            Topic: 132FH1

    With this research, we would like to provide new materials joining methods to the DOT. This will be achieved with a pulse energy store that has already demonstrated game changing capability in welding a wide variety of metals and alloys. The process we are proposing is known as Homopolar Welding. The weld is created by a solid state fusion welding process whereby high current is passed through the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Transportation
  4. Technical and market feasibility of kelp meal as a nutritional supplement in low-moisture foods

    SBC: VitaminSea LLC            Topic: 812

    The purpose of this SBIR Phase I effort is to prove the feasibility of kelp meal (latissima or "sugar kelp") as a viable, cost-effective and nutritious additive for low-moisture foods (specifically bread). Once commercialized, the manufacture and distribution of VitaminSea's kelp meal product will support local suppliers and the Maine seaweed industry.

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  5. Development Of a Rapid On-Site Diagnostic Test to Detect Small Ruminant Lentivirus Antibody In Goat and Sheep Milk


    Small ruminant lentiviruses (SRLV) cause persistent infection and chronic diseases in sheep and goats that can reduce animal fitness, reproduction, and milk production/quality. A reduction in milk will lead to economic losses for dairies, which is accompanied by a reduction in nutrition for kids and lambs that decreases meat and fiber production. A reduction in reproductive efficiency can lower th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  6. A Compact, Low Cost, Broad Range, Hyperspectral Imager for Precision Agriculture

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: 813

    Current Issue/Need: Hyperspectral Imagery allows for the spatial classification, identification, and detection of vegetation phenomena that relate to the agricultural industry, including: plant species identification, insect and disease detection/monitoring, stress detection, soil quality, and vegetative health that is key to effective precision agriculture. Existing hardware used in hyperspectral ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  7. Extension of antioxidant technology from cooled to frozen porcine semen


    Because of its overall popularity, pork represents a significant, worldwide meat-protein source to be utilized in feeding the world's burgeoning population. In fact, most of the world prefers pork over any other animal protein. Interestingly, the U.S. is the larger exporter of pork but China is the largest producer and consumer of pork. Globally more than 109 million tons are produced, 11.3 mi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  8. Development Of A Microbial Metabolite-Based Biostimulant To Enhance Profitability And Competitiveness Of Controlled Environment Agriculture

    SBC: GROWCENTIA, INC.            Topic: 813

    Controlled environment agriculture (CEA)is very capital intensive. In addition to the conventional investments in land and variable costs like seeds, fertilizer, and pest control, CEA requires larger capital investments and higher energy, labor, and input costs.Thus, new technologies are needed to increase the competitiveness of CEA by increasing the yield of high quality fruits and vegetables wit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  9. Novel Oxidant Product Formulation for Greenhouse Disinfection

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Greenhouse growers of ornamental plants and food crops must deal with plant diseases that can damage or destroy their produce. Within these enclosed greenhouses re-occurring plant pathogen diseases can be extremely problematic, infectious microbes and algae accumulate on moist surfaces. Disease within a greenhouse can be a key limitation to profitable plant production. Once introduced, pathogen po ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  10. Dynamic Metabolic Control for the Production of Limonene

    SBC: DMC Biotechnologies, Inc.            Topic: 88

    Biorefining is the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of marketable products such as fuels, power, heat, food, feed and value-added chemicals. By producing multiple products, a bio-refinery takes advantage of the various components in biomass and their intermediates therefore maximizing the value derived from the biomass feedstock. A bio-refinery could, for example, produce one or s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture

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