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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 September, 2020.

  1. Plan Learning Across Textual Observations (PLATO) Phase II

    SBC: LANGUAGE COMPUTER CORPORATION            Topic: DTRA162004

    In Phase II of PLATO, we will develop a prototype plan and goal identification system that employs a rich model of domain actions and events, extracted automatically from a massive amount of real-world domain-relevant information, to model agent-specific action costs and to process sequences of agent actions and events, extracted from text, as an agent plan in progress. The system will be able to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  2. Portable, Fieldable, Non- Helium-3 Based Neutron Multiplicity Counter

    SBC: PROPORTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: DTRA162007

    Neutron coincidence counters are currently based on 3H technology. A worldwide 3He shortage plus the need for significant improvements in performance necessitate the development of a new class of neutron detectors. We propose the use of boron-coated straw

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  3. VCPR.ORG, an Internet platform for design and management of veterinary treatment protocols for livestock, and prudent use of prescription drugs

    SBC: DAIRY VETERINARIANS GROUP            Topic: 83

    Private veterinarians, most of whom work from small independent clinical practices, are a critical link in maintaining appropriate use of the antibiotics, hormones, and other pharmaceuticals that are vital to the health and welfare of livestock. VCPR.ORG will develop an Internet-based tool set designed to help veterinary practitioners serve their clients and protect public health, as well as guard ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  4. Scale up and commercialization of high performance biocomposite structures

    SBC: Grow Plastics LLC            Topic: 88

    Grow Plastics has a technology that has been demonstrated to generate sandwich core structures in thermoplastic products. This efficient structure allows the generation of plastic products which are equivalent in strength to solid products, yet use 1/3 of the material. This substantial material reduction allows the production of parts that are lower environmental impact (due to source reduction) a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. Scaled Growth and Production of Mycelium Resin for Low Density Engineered Wood

    SBC: Ecovative Design Llc            Topic: 81

    Traditional engineered wood products, ubiquitous in our lives, are a human health hazard due to the carcinogenic nature of the binders used and lack of economical alternatives. The potential of mycelium binders as an alternative has become a primary research focus for Ecovative. Through the Phase I portion of this grant, Ecovative has identified low density (160-480 kg/m^3) engineered wood product ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. Novel Methods to Measure Penetrator Dynamics in Multi-Layer Geometries

    SBC: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.            Topic: DTRA07011

    In Phase I of this effort we analyzed the structural response of a BLU 109 during typical penetration events. Based on these finite element results, we proposed and demsonstrated a simple robust concept for a passive penetrator sensor that identifies the material being penetrated and also correlates strongly with its underground trajectory. Such a sensor would obviously provide valuable informatio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  7. The Characterization and Mitigation of Single Event Effects in Ultra-Deep Submicron (< 90nm) Microelectronics

    SBC: Orora Design Technologies, Inc.            Topic: DTRA07005

    Orora Design Technologies proposes to develop electronic design automation (EDA) tools employing minimally invasive circuit design-based methods to mitigate single event effects (SEEs) for next generation Ultra-DSM CMOS (

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  8. Vegetable oil based gel materials for cosmetic, toiletry, and candle markets

    SBC: APPLECHEM INC            Topic: N/A

    As a nation, we are faced with multiple challenges from global climate warming, rapid depletion of fossil oil, a strong desire to become independent from foreign oils, and a moral obligation to preserve our environment for future generations. In response to these challenges, many consumers have changed their purchasing behavior, preferring bio-based products over fossil-based products with a willi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  9. The Development of an Environmentally Compliant and Cost Effective On-Site Animal Manure Management Composting Technology

    SBC: ENGINEERED COMPOST SYSTEMS INC            Topic: N/A

    Animal Manure Management is a major challenge to dairies and CAFO's with respect to efficient resource use, farm economics and environmental impacts. Composting is an established process for converting animal manure into other value-added products such as soil amendment and animal bedding material. However, current agricultural composting practices do not generally address increasingly stringent a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  10. The Use of Reproductive Technology to Improve Flounder Growth

    SBC: GREATBAY AQUACULTURE LLC            Topic: N/A

    In the US, Paralichthyd flounder, summer (Paralichthys dentatus) and southern (P. lethostigma) flounder on the east coast and California halibut (P. californicus) on the west, are high-value finfish with established markets worldwide. While the demand for flounder remains high globally, fishing pressure has significantly reduced wild catches, such that demand often exceeds supply. Meeting the incr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
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