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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. Automated Sonde Launching System

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Balloon-borne radiosondes are used extensively to collect meteorological data in atmospheric research programs funded by NOAA, WMO, DOD, DOE and others. The launch of radiosondes requires skilled personnel at each launch site to perform tasks such as balloon filling, sonde pre-conditioning and attachment, and physical release of the equipment. At present no low-cost, simple, lightweight, and rob ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Commerce
  2. Head-Up Display for Mariners

    SBC: Atmospheric Observing Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This proposed NOAA SBIR Project will demonstrate the feasibility of a low-cost Head-Up Display (HUD) for mariners, that will display 2 and 3-dimensional navigation and nautical chart data. The capabilities of the Phase 1 HUD system will be based on operational requirements determined during the NOAA SBIR research phase. The proposed HUD requirements of other classes of ships and marine craft wil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Commerce
  3. Development of Grow-out Techniques for Juvenile Green Sea Urchins

    SBC: R.J. Peacock Canning Company            Topic: 841

    This SBIR Phase 2 project looks to develop and further refine the culture conditions to optimize the growth of juvenile green sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis), a commercial species not previously cultured as juveniles. We will develop an alternative technology for the New England fishery which now depends only on the harvest of wild urchins. Sea urchin roe is a delicacy in Japan t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Commerce
  4. Surface Selective Chiral Detection: A New Metrology Technique

    SBC: Vescent Photonics LLC            Topic: N/A

    The near chiral purity of the biosphere leads to a vast array of chiro-specific physiological responses. This chiro-specificity, in turn, gives rise to the need for the manufacturing of enantiomerically pure chiral chemicals, such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals, food additives, pigments, etc. Critical to the efficacy of both chiro-specific biology and chiro-synthesis/separation are the interfacial ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Commerce
  5. Compact, Turnable Diode Laser for Water-Vapor Spectroscopy

    SBC: Vescent Photonics LLC            Topic: N/A

    We will develop a compact external cavity stabilization system, which will employ independent electro-optic control over the optical path length of the cavity and a wavelength-selective element. The system should be able to cover a 30 nm range and give mode-hop-free tuning over 20 nm intervals. The design of the feedback system will be compatible with any commercially available laser diode from 63 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Commerce
  6. Chemically Active Fruit Label for the Visual Estimation of Fruit Ripeness

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Certain fruits do not change color as they ripen and hence it may be difficult for consumers to select fruit that is ready to eat. Melons and winter pears are examples of fruit that is difficult to select. Most fruit is now individually labeled and this project will develop a label that will change color as the fruit approaches ripeness. This colorimetric label will provide ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Agriculture
  7. Chemically Active Fruit Label for the Visual Estimation of Fruit Ripeness

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Certain fruits do not change color as they ripen and hence it may be difficult for consumers to select fruit that is ready to eat. Melons and winter pears are examples of fruit that is difficult to select. Most fruit is now individually labeled and this project will develop a label that will change color as the fruit approaches ripeness. This colorimetric label will provide ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Agriculture
  8. Marketing Plan to Export, Plant, Monitor and Evaluate Seed Potatoes in China

    SBC: Alaska Green Gold Company            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: China is the largest producer and user of potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) in the world, growing approximately 50 million tons per year. They need almost 3 million tons of seed potatoes per year and have banned the importation of new seed potatoes for over 17 years. China has a significant potato disease problem, and by 2003 will authorize the importation of 'certified' seed pot ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Agriculture
  9. Converting Sawmill Waste Stream Material into Higher Value Solid Wood Products Using a "Total Solution Recovery and Value-Adding Strategy"

    SBC: Auburn Machinery, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: The Sawmill industry is facing a number of serious problems that are undermining its stability as a key industry in many rural areas of the United States. The top ten problems facing the industry are: (1) A declining access to timberlands in some areas, (2) Higher saw log costs, (3) Lower saw log quality, (4) Greater residue disposal problems, (5) Fluctuating lumber pricing, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Agriculture
  10. Converting Sawmill Waste Stream Material into Higher Value Solid Wood Products Using a "Total Solution Recovery and Value-Adding Strategy"

    SBC: Auburn Machinery, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: The Sawmill industry is facing a number of serious problems that are undermining its stability as a key industry in many rural areas of the United States. The top ten problems facing the industry are: (1) A declining access to timberlands in some areas, (2) Higher saw log costs, (3) Lower saw log quality, (4) Greater residue disposal problems, (5) Fluctuating lumber pricing, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Agriculture

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