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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. Resilient Wayside Structures to Reduce Severity of Passenger Equipment Collisions and Derailments

    SBC: PROTECTION ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS LLC            Topic: 171FR3

    Proposal title: Resilient Wayside Structures to Reduce Severity of Passenger Equipment Collisions and Derailments Additional passenger fatalities/injuries can occur during derailments involving interaction with wayside structures. Analogously, automobile fatalities often result from interaction of vehicles with roadside structures; personnel hazard reduction is a key design criterion for roadsid ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Transportation
  2. 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
  3. Continuous Production of "Drop-in" Biofuels and Biochemicals via Catalytic Hydrothermal Conversion of Agricultural Residue Fats and Oils

    SBC: SARTEC CORPORATION            Topic: 88

    Waste, non-food biomass has little value and is often sent to landfill. Methods to convert this mass into value-added compounds deserve attention, especially ones that lead to biofuels and biochemicals that historically are only obtained from non-renewable petroleum sources. A novel catalytic process which operates using recyclable supercritical water will be used to produce bioproducts from bioma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  4. Production of Refined Cane Sugar from Sugar Mills without an Attached Refinery

    SBC: CHOU, CHI            Topic: 85

    The one-step cane sugar process respondsto the USDA NIFA SBIR Program Priorities in regards to agriculturally related manufacturing technology and energy efficiency. The technology developed from this project will (1) reduce the energy and water consumed per cane sugar product, (2) provide an economic alternative for producing U.S. Food Grade sugar worldwide, (3) eliminate hazardous solid waste pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. Universal Swine Influenza Vaccine

    SBC: CAMBRIDGE TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: 83

    Influenza virus causes significant economic losses to the swine industry due to disease and decreased growth rates. Additionally, swine influenza viruses are zoonotic and represent a threat to public health. Both inactivated and live swine influenza virus vaccines are commercially available but are generally considered to lack efficacy to genetically diverse viruses circulating in the field. Here ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. sHLA Protein Chip

    SBC: GENOMICS USA, INC.            Topic: NIAID

    AbstractsHLA Protein ChipThe class IABCand class II HLA proteinsDRBDQDPcomprise the heart of the inducible human immune systemFor organmarrow and stem cell transplantationthe development of serum born antibodies against one or more of those many HLA proteins comprises the best and earliest test for transplant rejectionBecause of the enormous medical importance of transplantationserum testing for t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Automated Harness Tightener for Child Safety Seat

    SBC: Minnesota HealthSolutions Corporation            Topic: NICHD

    Project Summary Abstract Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional morbidity and mortality among children in the United States and a leading cause of brain injuryBrain injuries resulting from the child s head impacting surfaces in the vehicle during a frontal crash are a significant problem and head injury is the leading cause of death and serious injury for children in crashesC ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Blind and Low Vision Indoor Guidance Using Personal Routes

    SBC: KORONIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.            Topic: na

    This project develops a collaborative, smartphone-based navigation system for travelers who are blind or have low vision that will guide them through complex or unfamiliar environments by providing customized walking instructions tailored to users with visual disabilities. Travelers may select their desired destination from a searchable library of routes, and then receive step-by-step narrative wa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Proximity-Based Fire Alert Notifications for Hearing Impaired

    SBC: KnewTek            Topic: na

    This project develops smoke detector hardware and an associated smartphone application which, upon detection of an environmental threat (e.g., a fire), automatically pushes alert notifications directly to individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing via a cellular telephone or smart device application. The alert notifications are transmitted to telephones or smart devices within proximity of the sm ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. An Affordable Home Assistive Walker Device Using Spacesuit Pants to Support Body Weight

    SBC: LITE RUN, Inc.            Topic: na

    The goal of this project is to demonstrate feasibility of an assistive home-use walker that would provide people with mobility disabilities much greater functional capability to stand and walk. The prototype walker is compact and portable, and can support the user while shifting body weight. One key objective in this Phase I activity is to design, build, and laboratory test a prototype device. A s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services

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