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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. WEIGHT-BASED TECHNOLOGY FOR MONITORING THE MOISTURE CONTENT OF LUMBER

    SBC: Drying Solution Inc.            Topic: N/A

    MORE THAN ONE-HALF OF ALL LUMBER MUST BE KILN DRIED BEFORE IT CAN BE USED, IN 1987, THE TOTAL COST TO U.S. INDUSTRIES OF LUMBER DRYING ACTIVITIES WAS APPROXIMATELY $1 BILLION. EXPERIENCE AND RESEARCH INDICATE THAT LUMBER DRIERS COULD AVOID A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF THOSE COSTS IF THEY HAD THE MEANS TO DIRECTLY MONITOR THE MOISTURE CONTENT OF LUMBER FROM THE START TO THE FINISH OF DRYING. DRIERS WOUL ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Agriculture
  2. A QUICK DIAGNOSTIC TEST TO DETECT A DEADLY BACTERIA INFECTING CHANNEL CATFISH

    SBC: Athens Research And Technology            Topic: N/A

    COMMERCIAL CATFISH PRODUCTION IS SIGNIFICANTLY IMPAIRED BY INFECTIOUS DISEASES, A MAJOR CAUSE OF ECONOMIC LOSSES TO THE CATFISH PRODUCER. ONE OF THE MOST DETRIMENTAL OF THESE INFECTIOUS DISEASES IS ENTERIC SEPTICEMIA OF CATFISH (ESC) CAUSED BY EDWARDSIELLA ICTALURI. IN 1987, APPROXIMATELY $4 MILLION WORTH OF FISH IN MISSISSIPPI ALONE DIED FROM ESC. PROMPT TREATMENT OF INFECTED FISH INCREASES THE C ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Agriculture
  3. FIELD INSTRUMENT FOR WIND ERODED SOIL MASS

    SBC: Sensit Company            Topic: N/A

    WITHIN THE CRYSTAL UPON THE PARTICLE'S COLLISON. THE SENSORHAS BEEN DESIGNED TO RESPOND TO THE MOMENTUM RANGE OF 2.6 X 10 -12 TO 8.9 X 10 -7 G-M/S. THIS CORRESPONDS TO PARTI-CLES HAVING A DIAMETER RANGE OF 100 TO 1500 MICROMETERS TRAVELING AT VELOCITIES OF 2.0 TO 20 M/S, THE MAIN CONSTITU-ENT OF WIND ERODED SOIL. CALIBRATION OF THE SENSOR OVER THIS MOMENTUM RANGE UTILIZING ASSORTED SIZED PARTICLES ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Agriculture
  4. USE OF MEMBRANE AIR SEPARATOR TECHNOLOGY FOR TRANSPORT OF FRESH PRODUCE

    SBC: Perishables Research Organ.            Topic: N/A

    SPOILAGE IN TRANSIT OF SOME FRESH FOODS, PARTICULARLY PRODUCE AND MEAT CAN BE REDUCED WHEN THEY ARE HELD UNDER CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE. MANY TECHNICAL PAPERS REPORT THAT ADJUSTING THE LEVELS OF OXYGEN, NITROGEN, CARBON DIOXIDE AND OTHER GASES IS BENEFICIAL TO MAINTAINING THE QUALITY OF FRESH FOODS ON LONG DISTANCE SHIPMENTS. SEVERAL COMMERCIAL ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO SUPPLY THESE CONDITIONS IN TR ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Agriculture
  5. REMOVAL OF BRAN FROM WHEAT FLOUR

    SBC: Advanced Energy Dynamics Inc.            Topic: N/A

    RESEARCH ON A NOVEL MEANS OF REMOVING BRAN AND OTHER CONSTITUENTS FROM WHEAT FLOUR, BASED ON ADVANCED ENERGY DYNAMIC'S UFC SYSTEM, A DRY, ELECTROSTATIC POWDER CLEANING SYSTEM, IS PROPOSED TO ACCOMPLISH THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS: (1) RECOVERY OF ADDITIONAL PATENT-GRADE FLOUR (ORDINARY BAKING FLOUR) AND FIRST CLEAR FLOUR (USED TO MAKE RYE BREAD AND HARD ROLLS) FROM THE BYPRODUCT AND ANIMAL FEED STREAMS ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Agriculture
  6. TECHNIQUES FOR THE INVITRO PRODUCTION OF POTATO SEED TUBERS

    SBC: Calgene Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT SEEKS TO DEVELOP A COMMERCIALLY VIABLE IN VITROMASS PRODUCTION SYSTEM FOR PRE-NUCLEAR SEED POTATOES. NOVEL IN VITRO TUBERIZATION ENVIRONMENTS FOR MASS PRODUCTIONWILL BE DESIGNED. OUR SYSTEM DESIGN MUST ADDRESS TWO PROCESSES; MICROPROPAGATION TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF TUBER FORMATION SITES AND THE TUBERIZATION PROCESS ITSELF. CRITERIA FOR A SUCCESSFUL FINAL PRODUCT INCLUDE: UNIFORMITY ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Agriculture
  7. DEVELOPMENT OF A LONG-LASTING CODLING MOTH GRANULOSIS VIRUS FORMULATION

    SBC: BEND RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    BROAD-SPECTRUM CHEMICAL INSECTICIDES ARE USED EXTENSIVELY TO CONTROL CROP PESTS IN AGRICULTURE. THROUGH EFFECTIVE, THESE INSECTICIDES CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND COUNTERPRODUCTIVE. MICROBIAL INSECTICIDES (MICROORGANISMS OR THEIR BYPRODUCTS) SHOW PROMISE AS SAFE, SPECIES-SPECIFIC, NARROW-SPECTRUM INSECTICIDES; HOWEVER, FEW MICROBIAL INSECTICIDE PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN COMMERCIALIZED. SPECIFI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Agriculture
  8. ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI ADAPTED TO ARID ALKALINE SOILS

    SBC: Mycorr Tech Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE ROOTS OF MOST VASCULAR PLANTS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH HIGHLY SPECIFIC ROOT INHABITING FUNGI. THE MYCORRHIZAL (FUNGUS-ROOT) RELATIONSHIP IS SYMBIOTIC; THE PLANT BENEFITS THROUGH IMPROVED NUTRIENT UPTAKE, WATER ABSORPTION AND AMELIORATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS. FOREST NURSERY SEEDLINGS INOCULATED WITH SUPERIOR ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI GROW FASTER AND ARE MORE RESISTANT TO ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS. THE FU ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Agriculture
  9. A NEW DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR SWINE DYSENTERY

    SBC: Arizona Biotechnology Corp.            Topic: N/A

    SWINE DYSENTERY (SD) HAS BEEN ESTIMATED TO COST SWINE PRODUCERS IN EXCESS OF 130 MILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY, AND IS QUARANTINABLE IN MOST STATES. CONFIRMATION OF THE DISEASE IS BASED ON THE DETECTION OF THE BACTERIA, TREPONEMAHYODYSENTERIAE, FROM THE FECES OF INFECTED PIGS. THE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ASSAY IS TIME CONSUMING, LACKS SENSITIVITY, AND IN MANY CASES REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED TECHNICIAN FOR AN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Agriculture
  10. WOOD FIRED, AIR CHARGED, ROSS-STERLING 3KW SYSTEM

    SBC: General Pneumatics Corp            Topic: N/A

    DEVELOPMENT IS PROPOSED OF A RELIABLE, QUIET, COMPACT ENGINETO UTILIZE WASTE WOOD FOR RURAL ON-SITE POWER GENERATION FORDOMESTIC, AGRICULTURAL, AND FORESTRY USES. APPLICATIONS WOULD INCLUDE COGENERATION OF RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICITY AND HEATING, AND POWER FOR WATER PUMPING, BATTERY CHARGING, AND WORK-SITE LIGHTING AND EQUIPMENT. THE PROPOSED ENGINE IS ANAMBIENT-AIR-CHARGED STIRLING ENGINE INCORPORATI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Agriculture

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