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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 June, 2020.

  1. Green Monopropellant Thruster TRL Maturation Scaling Effort

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: MDA12T008

    Diode-Pumped Alkali Lasers (DPALs) have great potential for high-energy lasers. Proper design of these systems is challenging because many interrelated processes impact their performance, and critical kinetic rate coefficients are not well known. In response, our team is developing a comprehensive physics-based analysis/design tool, and experimentally determining key kinetic rate coefficients. The ...

    STTR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. On-Farm Conversion of Solar Energy, Water, and Carbon Dioxide to Hydrocarbon Fuel

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 812

    Fossil fuels are the dominant energy source in the agriculture sector, comprising a large fraction of farming operational expenditures and emitting CO2 as a greenhouse gas. Despite recent market penetration, renewable energy adoption on farms remains low. Large capital costs, intermittency, and immobility of renewable energy prevents adoption on small and mid-size farms. A particularly detrimental ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  3. Small and Mid-size Farm Efficiency Ecosystem

    SBC: Boston Labs Design and Development LLC            Topic: 812

    Small farms are critical to the futureof America. Small farms promote and sustain communities, create jobs, improve the health of the land and of the people who live on it. Currently small to mid-sized farms raising pasture-based livestock have been left to invent/build their own feeding/watering systemsand are at a disadvantage to large, fully automated, high-efficiency systems on large scale far ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  4. Cloud Effects Correction Of Drone-Collected Crop Imagery For Precision Agriculture

    SBC: Spectral Sciences, Inc.            Topic: 813

    The effect of cloud shadows on aerial imagery is an unsolved problem that has been identified by many operators of unmanned aerial vehicle (drone)-based remote sensing systems for agriculture. Shadows affect the ability to compare imagery, including multispectral and hyperspectral imagery (MSI and HSI), taken over periods of time, and the ability to quantify image data analytics, including NDVI an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. An eddy covariance system for simultaneous flux measurements of total reactive nitrogen, ammonia, and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 84

    SummaryNitrogen balance plays a critical role in agricultural food security and biodiversity. While some nitrogen addition, such as fertilization, is highly beneficial to agriculture, too much can result in lower crop yields and plant loss. Air pollution can tip the nitrogen balance toward unhealthy soil and poor growing conditions and affect a plant's ability to cope with drought. Understandi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. Biobased BPA-Free Epoxy Coatings for Food and Beverage Applications

    SBC: VURONYX TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: 88

    In this Phase II SBIR project, Vuronyx Technologies will investigatehigh performance BPA free epoxy coatings for food and beverage cans.Canning of foods and beverages in metal containers is extensively used for food preservation and storage. The protective coating applied on the inside surface of the food/beverage container should be safe for food contact, have excellent adhesion to the substrate, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  7. Combined Fermentation-based Biosynthesis and Whole-Animal Screening Platform for Biobased Nematicide Discovery & Commercialization

    SBC: MANUS BIOSYNTHESIS, INC.            Topic: 813

    Plant parasitic nematodes cause over $125 billion USD a year in food production losses, or over 12% of all crops. Regulatory changes are resulting in fewer options for nematode control for farmers and requiring that new products be more sustainable in use. Optimized through evolutionary processes for biological activity, natural products (NPs) are a rich source of bioactive molecules that are biod ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  8. Drone-based Microwave Observatory of Subcanopy and Subsurface

    SBC: REMOTE SENSING SOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 84

    Scarcity of water and its criticality for agriculture is a topic of increasing urgency as pressures on this fundamental resource continue to grow. Knowledge of the soil moisture is key to informed irrigation practices, yet probes are expensive and sparse. Current Earth observation technologies provide coarse (multi-km) observations of just the upper surface (0-5cm). The root zone soil moisture (to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  9. Smart Sensor for Aquaculture Nitrogen Using Raman Spectroscopy

    SBC: ENERTREX CORP.            Topic: 87

    The country increasingly seeks locally produced, healthy food. Shrimp can provide significantly to these desires while reducing dependence on imports and enabling creation of jobs in all strata of society.To realize these benefits, the cost of shrimp production needs to be reduced to meet the existing competitive market. The success of our project will bring high-technology at low cost to a key co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  10. Novel Filtration for Higher Nutritional Value Food Products

    SBC: VIA SEPARATIONS, INC.            Topic: 85

    Via Separations has developed a novel membrane material with considerable economic, environmental, and nutritional impact in food and dairy processing applications. Commercially available nanofiltration (NF) membrane systems employ polymer membranes, which have inherent chemical and thermal intolerance and are therefore difficult to clean or cannot be used in all separation streams.The Via Separat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
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