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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. Drone-Based Gas Mapping LiDAR for Leak Mitigation

    SBC: Bridger Photonics, Inc.            Topic: 17NCER2C

    Bridger Photonics, Inc. proposes developing a drone-based Gas Mapping LiDAR™ sensor to mitigate the loss of valuable product across the Oil & Gas supply chain.The sensor will uncover leaks and physical changes to infrastructure and pipeline right-of-ways using high-resolution 3D topographical imagery with methane gas concentration overlays.The technology will enable reliable detection, precise l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. StepWise Virtual Tutor for Algebra I

    SBC: QUERIUM CORP            Topic: 1

    StepWise will be a mobile and desktop virtual tutor that provides real-time assessments and support to middle and high school students to learn Algebra. The adaptive engine will include rule-based artificial intelligence to guide students through the steps of solving problems, and will permit students to explore many different pathways to a correct response. After entering a response, students wil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Education
  3. Industrial Process Pollution Reduction by Development of Amorphous Biogenic Silica to Replace Fumed Silica

    SBC: SioTeX Corporation            Topic: 14NCER1A

    Fumed silica is an important additive in many products including paints, plastics and tires, but it is produced by an energy-intensive costly, toxic and hazardous process. SioTex has developed a superior triple green replacement for fumed silica that produces no toxic waste, uses little energy, and is inexpensive.  Our patent pending technology uses rice hulls, a bio-waste, as the feedstock.  Us ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Environmental Protection Agency
  4. StepWise Virtual Tutor for Common Core Algebra I

    SBC: QUERIUM CORP            Topic: edIES15R0005

    This project team will develop and test a prototype of the StepWise Virtual Tutor, designed to be an artificial intelligence software tutoring program for Algebra I students. The tutor will track students as they answer questions, catch algebraic and arithmetic errors, provides hints, and aggregate reports in an instructor dashboard. In the Phase I pilot research with 100 Algebra I middle and high ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  5. Interactive Exploration of Real World Math

    SBC: MATHALICIOUS, LLC            Topic: EDIES15R0006

    In prior research and development, the team developed the Mathalicious intervention for middle and high school students to improve mathematical thinking. Each Mathalicious lesson revolves around applying a real world example to learn math (e.g., Is college worth the cost). In this project, the team will develop and test a prototype of an adaptive platform through which students will need to demons ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  6. Direct Conversion of Organic Municipal Solid Waste to Lipids using an Extremophilic Fungus

    SBC: Sustainable Bioproducts LLC            Topic: 13NCERC2

    The United States produces significant quantities of waste materials that are discarded. These wastes include organic components of municipal solid waste (MSW), biosolids from wastewater treatment plants and agricultural wastes. The release of these materials and their byproducts into the environment can have serious consequences, such as pollution of ground and surface water resources and spread ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Industrial Process Pollution Reduction by Development of Amorphous Biogenic Silica to Replace Fumed Silica

    SBC: SioTeX Corporation            Topic: 14NCER1A

    Fumed silica is an important additive in many products, including paints, plastics and tires, and is a $1.5 billion market with a 6 percent growth rate. However, fumed silica producers rely on an energy- intensive, costly and hazardous process. The air pollution resulting from the energy utilized to produce fumed silica is a combination of carbon emissions from the production of raw materials, ene ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. Interactive Exploration of Real World Math

    SBC: MATHALICIOUS, LLC            Topic: edIES15R0005

    In prior research and development, the team developed the Mathalicious intervention for middle and high school students to improve mathematical thinking. Each Mathalicious lesson revolves around applying a real world example to learn math (e.g., Is college worth the cost). In this project, the team will develop and test a prototype of an adaptive platform through which students will need to demons ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  9. Direct Conversion of Municipal and Agricultural Wastes to Biodiesel and Ethanol Utilizing a Unique Extremophilic Fungus

    SBC: Sustainable Bioproducts LLC            Topic: C

    Sustainable Bioproducts LLC’s proposed research will further develop an efficient, economical and scalable process for conversion of municipal solid wastes and agricultural wastes to biodiesel and ethanol. The technology is based on use of a novel extremophilic fungus, named strain MK7, which thrives in pH 1.2 bison dung ingeothermal habitats of Yellowstone National Park. The United States produ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Virtual Assistant for Teachers

    SBC: EDUVANT INC            Topic: N/A

    This project team is developing a prototype of a web-based data dashboard, the Virtual Research Assistant, for teachers to track student progress and success. The product will allow teachers to quickly and easily see if students are falling behind or are in need of interventions, and will include student reports and class-level data through threshold analyses, data mining and predictive analyses. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Education

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