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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. Commercial Space Vehicle Tracking Using 1090 MHz ADS-B

    SBC: M42 Technologies, LLC            Topic: 142FA1

    The number of commercial space vehicles including launch and reentry vehicles, and high-altitude balloons is growing, and new technology is needed to minimize their impact on the National Airspace System (NAS). Currently the FAA issues Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) to reserve large airspace sections for long periods of time for launches and reentries. Automatic Direct Surveillance Broadcas ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  2. MiteNot: Heat to Remove Varroa mites

    SBC: Eltopia Communications LLC            Topic: 813

    The honey bee provides essential pollination services for over 45 commercial crops grown throughout the U.S., adding $14.6 billion to the value of the country's agricultural production each year. In addition, U.S. beekeepers produce between 170 and 220 million pounds of honey each year, more than 50% of total U.S. consumption. Hence, a sustainable supply of healthy and affordable honey bee col ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  3. Determination of best candidates for novel orally delivered therapeutic candidates to combat spread of coccidiosis in poultry

    SBC: US BIOLOGIC            Topic: 83

    Avian coccidiosis is the major parasitic disease of poultry that can result in the deaths of millions of birds in a short time. Prophylactic medication and live parasite vaccines are employed as therapeutics. The development of parasite strains resistant to drug treatments, and immune-evasive mutations introduced in response to live parasite treatments will soon limit the effectiveness. The USDA A ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  4. Sustainable, Scalable, Production of Commodity/Specialty Chemical, 2-Phenylethanol, in Transgenic Poplar: Phase 1

    SBC: EALASID, INC.            Topic: 81

    There is an urgent need in the U.S. for renewable, domestic, supplies of fine/specialty and commodity chemicals, biofuels, and materials currently obtained from dwindling petroleum based resources. For example, various aromatics [e.g., styrenes, ethyl benzene, 2-phenylethanol (PEA)] are currently annually produced synthetically as commodity chemicals from our finite petrochemical resource. Frequen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  5. SCICAST Stimulating Community Involvement by Cultivating Screencast Technologies

    SBC: Inquiry Technologies, LLC            Topic: 86

    Achievement levels of U.S. K-12 students continue to decline compared with those of students in many foreign countries - especially in math and science. Based on current U.S. standards alone, two-thirds of our 8th grade students lack proficiency in core disciplines related to science, math, and reading. This same data for many of our resource-limited rural school districts is even more troubling. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  6. Leaf-specific post-emergent herbicide application

    SBC: CONCURRENT SOLUTIONS, LLC            Topic: 813

    Glyphosate had been used for decades as a pre-emergence herbicide in commercial agriculture. The introduction of herbicide-resistant GMO soybeans and other herbicide-resistant crops made glyphosate the most popular herbicide for grain farmers in the U.S. As the use of glyphosate in post-emergence applications increased, several important weeds, among them Palmer amaranth or pigweed (Amaranthus pal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  7. Novel, Allergen Specific, Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Use in Laboratory and Inline Food Process Monitoring Applications

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: 85

    The emerging challenges associated with human exposure to food allergens have fueled an urgent need for development of novel detection and sensing systems. Food industries, regulatory agencies, and allergy suffers require the ability to quickly test and continuously monitor in-situ for specific allergens and/or food contaminants in food and food processes.Film that adhere specifically to nut aller ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  8. An improved bioassay for the surveillance of dioxins in the U.S. food supply

    SBC: 490 BIOTECH INC            Topic: 85

    Dioxin and other dioxin-like chemicals are persistent environmental pollutants that threaten human and animal health due to their stability in the environment and their ability to accumulate in the food chain toward eventual human consumption. Incidents of dioxins being found in the food and animal feed chain have led to numerous recalls with consequent impacts on human and animal health as well a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  9. A Low-Cost Pathogen Detection System for Food Safety

    SBC: Access Sensor Technologies LLC            Topic: 85

    Food safety is a global problem, which costs the world billions of dollars and over a million lives annually. Access Sensor Technologies proposes to develop a rapid, low-cost, easy to use system for the measurement of food borne pathogens. The proposed kit builds off of patent-pending technology that will deliver exceptional ease-of-use as well as performance metrics (time, cost, labor) exceeding ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  10. A Regenerable Sorbent for Deep Desulfurization of Alpha Pinene

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 81

    Crude Sulfated Turpentine (CST) is a by-product of the Kraft wood pulping process, and its derivatives (e.g., terpenes such as alpha pinene) are used as fragrances in commercial products ranging from cosmetics to detergents. They can also be, and are, catalytically transformed into valuable chemicals by hydrogenation, oxidation and isomerization reactions. However, turpentine and its derivatives c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture

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