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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. Combined Cleaning and Guided Wave Inspection System for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines

    SBC: ULC Robotics, Inc.            Topic: 180PH2

    Combined Cleaning and Guided Wave Inspection System for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines 3/20/2018 For this SBIR we will develop a machine vision system which uses onboard standard-resolution cameras in vehicles to identify and read barcode signs on the roadside. The proposed approach could provide a low-cost solution that make connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technology viable for rural areas ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Transportation
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. VCPR.ORG, an Internet platform for design and management of veterinary treatment protocols for livestock, and prudent use of prescription drugs

    SBC: DAIRY VETERINARIANS GROUP            Topic: 83

    Private veterinarians, most of whom work from small independent clinical practices, are a critical link in maintaining appropriate use of the antibiotics, hormones, and other pharmaceuticals that are vital to the health and welfare of livestock. VCPR.ORG will develop an Internet-based tool set designed to help veterinary practitioners serve their clients and protect public health, as well as guard ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. Scaled Growth and Production of Mycelium Resin for Low Density Engineered Wood

    SBC: ECOVATIVE DESIGN LLC            Topic: 81

    Traditional engineered wood products, ubiquitous in our lives, are a human health hazard due to the carcinogenic nature of the binders used and lack of economical alternatives. The potential of mycelium binders as an alternative has become a primary research focus for Ecovative. Through the Phase I portion of this grant, Ecovative has identified low density (160-480 kg/m^3) engineered wood product ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  7. Mission US: TimeSnap

    SBC: ELECTRIC FUNSTUFF INC            Topic: 99190018R0005

    Purpose: This project team will fully develop and test Mission US TimeSnap, a game integrated within a Virtual Reality (VR) headset. This VR environment will provide an immersive exploration and analysis of events in U.S. history. In the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 17% of grade 8 students performed at or above the proficient level in U.S. history. The discipline o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  8. Teacher Dashboard 2.0 for Learning Creative Computer Programming

    SBC: Vidcode Inc.            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In previous research and development, the developers created VidCode, a platform for students in grades 4 to 12 to learn computer science skills by using digital media assets (e.g., photos, audio, graphics) to create special effects in videos while learning about the code responsible for the action. In this project, the developers will create a prototype dashboard to provide teachers tools to mana ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  9. Modernizing the Reading Roots Intervention

    SBC: SIRIUS THINKING LTD            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In previous research and development, researchers developed the Reading Roots, a non-technology delivered intervention for grade school that alternates teacher- delivered instruction with activities where children practice content and skills while working with a peer partner. In this project, the team will create a prototype of a technology-delivered version of Reading Roots, by integrating multim ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  10. A More Perfect Union

    SBC: GIGANTIC MECHANIC LLC            Topic: 91990018R0006

    In this project, the developers will create a prototype of a More Perfect Union, a role-playing game for high school civics and history. The technology-facilitated intervention will provide a library of simulations on a range of topics and historical moments inspired by the AP U.S. History Curriculum and the Common Core History Standards. In the game students will be cast in the roles of leading p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences

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