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  1. Smart On-Board Device for Detection of Static Sign Codes and Other Roadway Entities

    SBC: Connected Wise LLC            Topic: 180FH1

    Smart On-Board Device for Detection of Static Sign Codes and Other Roadway Entities 3/20/2018 Connected automated vehicle (CAV) technology offers great benefits to vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) safety through information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure. The availability of ICT is limited in the rural areas of the country. To mitigate this problem, SBC proposes a method for m ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Transportation
  2. Guided Augmented Independence Travel Aid (GAIT-Aid)

    SBC: Design Interactive, Inc            Topic: 180FT1

    Guided Augmented Independence Travel Aid (GAIT-Aid) 3/20/2018 Two million people in the U.S. never leave their homes, with 560,000 never leaving due to transportation challenges. Critically, the likelihood of transportation challenges increases fourfold for people with disabilities. Lack of mobility outside the home causes decreased social and economic participation and deteriorated health. For ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Transportation
  3. Crowdsourcing variety performance data to boost performance, variety adoption and farmer empowerment

    SBC: SEEDLLINKED LLC            Topic: 812

    In today's tight agriculture economy, one of the most important decisions a farmer makes throughout the year is what type of seed to plant. Optimum yield, maturity, and disease resistance for a specific environment will secure farm revenue by creating better production and decreased use of inputs. However, in a highly consolidated industry where the top 3 players control 60% of the seed market ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  4. Advancing Over the Top Citrus Harvesting Equipment for Fresh Markets: Harvesting Arm Development

    SBC: GEO-SPIDER, INCORPORATED            Topic: 813

    Numerous challenges face the Florida and U.S. citrus industries, including global market pressure, urban and environmental pressures, labor issues, and emerging diseases and pests, thus underscoring the need for new production approaches. Over the last decade, over 200,000 acres of Florida citrus production has been lost due to the citrus canker eradication program and citrus greening known as HLB ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. Rapid, Multiplexed Detection of Algal Toxins in Shellfish

    SBC: Mbio Diagnostics, Inc.            Topic: 87

    MBio Diagnostics is developing a highly sensitive, inexpensive, easy-to-use test system that will allow growers and regulators to more tightly manage shellfish harvests before, during, and after HAB blooms (see Figure 1). The Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC) is a primary industry/regulatory cooperative body in the United States, tasked with fostering and improving the sanitation o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. Economic Electrochemical Denitrification of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

    SBC: Skyhaven Systems, LLC            Topic: 87

    Skyhaven Systems, LLC intends to develop a novel water treatmentsystem targeted for use in removing nitrogen fromrecirculating aquaculture systems. Limitations of currentsystems include sensitivity to low temperatures, require a multi-step processfor effective nitrogen removal, have long start-up times, produce turbidity during recycling, and are expensive to scale in size/capability. The proposed ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  7. Biodegradable Lubricants from Renewable Feedstocks

    SBC: Tetramer Technologies,L.L.C.            Topic: 88

    Current agriculture and off-road equipment requires the use of lubricants to ensure efficient operation of integral hydraulic and gear driven systems. The lubricants, either oils or greases, aid in reducing friction, dissipating heat, prevent oxidation, and seal of water and debris from vital areas of the equipment. During operation, equipment may have slight leaks or suffer catastrophic failures ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  8. Development of a Prototype Electropenetrograph for Real-Time Recording of Tick Feeding Behavior on a Calf

    SBC: Dowell, Andrew M., INC.            Topic: 83

    Ticks are the most globally significant arthropod vectors of disease for agriculturally important animals, and a major obstacle to sustainable and profitable livestock production and food security. Tick-borne pathogens affect approximately ~80% of the global cattle population, costing the cattle industry $19 billion annually. Despite their economic importance, effective control measures are limite ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  9. Optimization of a unique freezing system for boar sperm

    SBC: MEMBRANE PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: 83

    The ability to freeze boar semen provides several advantages including disease reduction, more rapid genetic transfer, genetic banking, and more precise correlation with optimum female fertility. Although freezing is routine technology in many livestock species, it is not so in teh swine industry. Unfortunately, in boars, sperm quality inconsistencies and poor fertility make this technology commer ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  10. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) for Wildland Fire Management

    SBC: Unmanned Experts Inc.            Topic: 81

    Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and small UAS (SUAS) technology hold great promise for facilitating the management of wildfires on forest lands. However technology is only a small part of the problem of integrating UAS into fireground operations. Significant concerns must be addressed about the coordination of air assets in the high-risk operational wildland fire airspace environment, which can be ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture

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