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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. SPLATverb, a Drop-In Technology to Manage the Mountain Pine Beetle

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 81

    The mountain pine beetle (MPB), Dendroctonus ponderosae, is one of the most destructive pests of North American forests as it attacks large lodgepole pine trees. During outbreak years, beetles mass attack these trees causing irreversible damage that leads to the death of the tree, usually within one year of a successful attack. Large acreages of pristine forests are turned into fire hazards as pre ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  2. Effective Semiochemical Management of the Oriental Beetle for the Small Blueberry Grower

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 812

    Highbush blueberry production has become an increasingly important US agricultural industry, produced by small and medium-sized farms in 35 states. There are very few pest management tools available to blueberry growers. A neuro-active neonicotinoid, is the only effective insecticide blueberry growers have to control the Oriental beetle (OrB), Anomala orientalis Waterhouse, a destructive root feed ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  3. Staring Wide Area Imager (StareWAI) for Disaster Response and Earth Science

    SBC: XIOMAS TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.            Topic: 81

    An airborne imaging system, built around a two axis optical mount with a light weight scanning mirror will be designed an built. This innovative design allows for flexible control of the various senosr viewing angleenabling us to control many sensor parameters including: 1) field of view, 2) scan patterns, and 3) dwell time. The design supports a variety of sensors including high resolution multi- ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  4. Wireless Sensor (WISER) Track-and-Trace: Autonomous, Cost-effective, Item-Level Food Safety from Field to Fork, Phase II

    SBC: WISER Systems, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Innovation in perishable foodstuff track-and-trace is of critical importance to cost and time-sensitive customers such as the food industry where contamination and spoilage are of concern, safety and security are paramount, and counterfeit and bio-terrorism prevention are urgent priorities. The proposed research would evaluate the feasibility of a low cost, highly accurate track and trace supply c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  5. Ambient Temperature Oxidation Catalyst for Ethylene Control in Fresh Produce Containers

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 813

    The respiration of fresh fruits and vegetables (FF & amp;V) converts oxygen from the surrounding air into carbon dioxide, moisture and ethylene. While ethylene is used under controlled conditions as a ripening agent, the presence of even small amounts of ethylene gas in shipping and storage containers causes most fresh produce to deteriorate much faster, potentially spoiling it before it reach ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  6. Targeted Irrigation Management (TIM) and Initial Suite of Remotely Sensed Agronomic Tools

    SBC: HYDRO BIO            Topic: 84

    According to the USDA (2012) approximately 80% of the Nation & #39;s consumptive water use, and over 90% in many western states, is used in agriculture. Groundwater provides over 50 billion gallons per day for agricultural needs. Long term water level declines caused by sustained groundwater pumping for agriculture are impacting the environment at large and the agricultural community specifica ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  7. Laser-Based Sensor for Nitrate Isotope Analysis in Water Pollution Monitoring

    SBC: Los Gatos Research            Topic: 84

    In this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) effort, Los Gatos Research (LGR) proposes to utilize its patented Off-Axis ICOS technology to develop an analyzer for the accurate determination of 15N/14N, 18O/16O, and 17O/16O isotope ratios in nitrates (d15N, d18O, and d17O). The system will employ the bacterial denitrification method to convert nitrates (NO3-) into N2O, and then utilize a mid-i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  8. Rapid, field-ready boron analysis

    SBC: Ondavia, Inc.            Topic: 84

    The objective of this Phase II SBIR proposal is to develop a prototype boron measurement system for use with oil and gas produced water. Oil production is water intensive, requiring large volumes of fresh water for production, and producing even larger volumes of contaminated water. In some older California oilfields, nine barrels of contaminated water are produced for every barrel of oil. Produce ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  9. Development and Expansion of Melt Organic Baking Fat for Oxidative Stability and Reducing Child Obesity

    SBC: PROSPERITY ORGANIC FOODS INC            Topic: 85

    In the United States today, the health consequences associated with childhood and adolescent obesity are projected to produce the first decline in life expectancy since the Great Depression. Addressing childhood obesity requires addressing nutritional needs, including dietary fat to support physical and psychological changes during growth and maturation. Researchers have reevaluated the focus on l ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  10. LED lighting for maximizing quality parameters in specialty crop production-Phase II

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: 85

    Convincing scientific evidence provides the association between dietary choices and chronic disease expression. Dietary guidelines now in place are designed to prevent the onset of such chronic diseases as tissue-specific cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and osteoporosis. The cornerstone of recommended dietary guidelines is increased consumption of fruits and vegetables. Current USDA dietary guid ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture

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