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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. A Multimodal Acoustic Tool for Inline Pipe Inspection

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 180PH1

    A Multimodal Acoustic Tool for Inline Pipe Inspection 3/19/2018 The US energy transport pipeline system is a longstanding distribution network with most of its still standing pipes being installed between the 1950s–1970s. Due to degradation mechanisms, such as embrittlement, capable of causing a two-fold reduction in fracture toughness, pipe rupture is a major risk. Current nondestructive ins ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Transportation
  2. Rapid Assessment of Air Void System in Fresh Concrete

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 171FH2

    Proposal title: Rapid Assessment of Air Void System in Fresh Concrete Water expansion during freeze-thaw cycles can cause deterioration in concrete, leading to scaling, cracking, and crumbling over a period of years. Resistance to this damage is achieved with a system of voids formed by adding surfactants to the fresh concrete to stabilize air bubbles naturally entrained during mixing. The volume ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Transportation
  3. Broken Rail Detection from Flashing Rear End Device

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 171FR2

    Proposal title: Broken Rail Detection from Flashing Rear End Device Broken rails are a common cause of mainline derailments and a particular concern given the increasing use of our rail system for passenger traffic and petroleum products. The progressive nature of the defects provides an opportunity for early detection of cracks before they become significant enough to cause a derailment. Unfortu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Transportation
  4. Semi-Autonomous Follow-me Biomass Baler

    SBC: AUTONOMOUS TRACTOR CORPORATION            Topic: 813

    This project addresses USDA-NIFA's research priorities regarding crop management systems that promote energy conservation and efficiency, including the use of alternative and renewable energy resources. This proposal outlines a plan to prove the research concept of a Single-pass Autonomous Follow-me (SAF) Baler. The SAF baler is intended to bale the available supply of corn stover during corn ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. Mill Development Model Development and Testing

    SBC: Innovative Natural Resource Solutions, LLC            Topic: 86

    INRS and MDP will collaborate to build an analytical model that demonstrates the probability of success - and opportunities for enhancement - for the redevelopment of idled industrial assets. This model will be developed and refined using the former pulp and paper mill in Old Town, ME., and data supplied by multiple redevelopment efforts elsewhere in the State of Maine. Based upon learnings and ex ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. Enhancing Administrator Coaching of Classroom Teachers

    SBC: Liveschool Inc.            Topic: 99190018R0005

    Purpose: In previous research and development, the team created LiveSchool, a technology for teachers to report student behavior in their class. In this project, the team will fully develop and test ClassCoach, a dashboard for administrators to track student behavior and to recommend resources teachers can use to address student behavioral needs in their classes. Over the past several years, schoo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  7. GreenCare Interactive Guide for Knee Replacement Surgery

    SBC: PEER Technologies PLLC            Topic: NIA

    Project SummaryAbstract The goal of this Phase I work is to finish development of an innovative interactive app designed to help patients appropriately use total knee replacementTKRsurgery and provide support to achieve best outcomesTKR is highly effective for treating advanced osteoarthritis of the kneebut it has risksAppropriate use can be assured by engaging patients in a Shared Decision Making ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  8. Adaptable Pediatric Neurocognitive Assessment

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 103

    PROJECT SUMMARY ABSTRACTMillions of children around the globe are afflicted with conditions that can alter neuropsychological developmentincluding human immunodeficiency virusHIVtraumatic brain injuryTBIcerebral malariaand a host of other developmental and acquired diseases and disordersEarly assessment and intervention are critical in overcoming cognitive and developmental deficiencies and are in ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Reopening the Central Airway With Needle-Size Tentacle Manipulators

    SBC: Virtuoso Surgical, Inc.            Topic: NHLBI

    Project Summary AbstractThe objective of this proposal is to perform proof of concept experiments on a new hand held surgical instrument that provides dexterity at the tip of a rigid bronchoscopeThis approach is less invasive than traditional open surgeryand will be safer than the current rigid bronchoscopic approachwhich lacks dexterity in port delivered instrumentsOur new system will feature nee ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Point of care assay for serodiagnosis of Leptospirosis

    SBC: Immuno Technologies, Inc.            Topic: NIAID

    Leptospirosis is the most widespread neglected zoonotic disease in the worldIt affects vulnerable populations such as rural subsistence farmers and urban slum dwellersUrban epidemics are reported in cities in developing countries and will likely increase as the world s slum population doubles tobillion byAn unexpected outbreak was reported in New York City recently and climate change may account f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Health and Human Services

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