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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. An Expert System for Aquaculture Environment Control

    SBC: Ortech Engineering Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will explore the use of a fuzzy logic based expert system in a closed loop control system for nitrate removal (denitrification) from large aquaculture systems. Nitrate is naturally generated by the bio-mass in any aquatic system. Current techniques for the control of nitrate levels are almost exclusively based on water exchange. For large ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of Commerce
  2. GPS-BASED AUTONOMOUS SPACE NAVIGATION

    SBC: Arrowsmith Technologies Inc            Topic: N/A

    COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS DEPEND ON GROUND SUPPORT FOR NAVIGATION. THE GROUND SOLUTION CAN BE COSTLY AND MAY PROVIDE LESS ACCURACY THAN NEEDED. A GPS-BASED REAL-TIME AUTONOMOUS SPACECRAFT NAVIGATION SYSTEM IS PROPOSED. AN ALGORITHM WILL BE DEVELOPED WHICH COMBINES GPS-DERIVED POINT POSITION ESTIMATES WITH A PROPAGATED A PRIORI POSITION ESTIMATE. THE POINT POSITIONS ARE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of Transportation
  3. STRUCTURES

    SBC: Invocon Consultants            Topic: N/A

    A NEED EXISTS TO MONITOR VIBRATION IN HIGHWAY BRIDGES. IT IS DESIRABLE TO MONITOR MANY POINTS ON THE BRIDGE. THE CURRENT PROBLEM IS THAT SENSORS MUST BE WIRED TO A CENTRAL LOCATION. WIRE IS DIFFICULT TO INSTALL AND TO MOVE. THE SOLUTION IS TO COLLECT SENSOR DATA BY RADIO. A SYSTEM EXISTS THAT ELIMINATES WIRE. IT GATHERS SENSOR DATA TO A CENTRAL LOCATION BY RADIO. THE SYSTEM'S UNIQUE FEATURE IS THA ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of Transportation
  4. Field Energy Recoil Emission Technology (FERET)

    SBC: INVOCON, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Passenger safety concerns have prompted the FAA to elicit energy-sensitive neutron detectors which do not rely on the time-of-flight method and are suitable for use in explosive detection systems. Invocon, Inc. proposes to design an inspection system consisting of an energy source and a detector. Designated FERET sytem, (Field Energy Recoid Emission Technology), it would detect substances identi ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Transportation
  5. INNOVATIVE FIRE RESISTANT ("FIREPROOFING") COATINGS FOR USE ON COMPOSITE PRODUCTS ABOARD U.S. COMMERCIAL SHIPS

    SBC: Omega Point Laboratorytorie            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of Transportation
  6. An Inexpensive Structural Core Material for Composite Bridges

    SBC: Polymer Bridge Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Polymer Bridge Systems, with over 8 years of research composite bridges, found that success hinges on being dollar-for-dollar cost competitive with steel and concrete. We founded the four "golden rules" that are required: the bridge must be: 1) factory build; 2) road transportable; 3) installed in 1 eight-hour day; and 4) be cost-competitive on an installed cost basis. This bridge will be buil ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Transportation
  7. NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING OF DRILLED SHAFTS USING PATTERN RECOGNITION

    SBC: Stress Eng Services, Inc            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of Transportation
  8. Electronic Pasteurization of Meat Patties

    SBC: Accelerator Technology Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Accelerator Technology Corp. proposes to develop a compact, cost-effective elctron-beam disinfestation system for pasteurization of meat patties. The system is designed to be integrated into the production line of a conventional meat patty operation. In such operations, the patties are stamped from sheets of ground meat in rows of 4-5 patties, moving on a conveyor at the rate of ~1 row/second. ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Agriculture
  9. Development of a Quantitative Assay for Rodent Excreta

    SBC: Biotect, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Rodent pancreatic trypsin will be isolated from rodent pancreatic tissue. The enzyme will be purified and injected into rabbits to generate polyclonal antibodies. The rabbit anti-rodent trypsin antibodies will be used to develop a sandwich ELISA assay for rodent fecal contamination in agricultural and food products.

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of Agriculture
  10. RURAL INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY CENTERS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

    SBC: Cadsa Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE PROPOSED PROJECT WILL DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF COMMERCIALIZING RURAL INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY CENTERS (RITC'S)IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES FOR MODERNIZATION OF SERVICES AND GREATER ACCESS TO EXISTING AND FUTURE PROGRAM AND INFORMATION RESOURCES. RURAL COMMUNITIES FACE CHALLENGES INOBTAINING THE RESOURCES NEEDED FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND COMPETING WITH URBAN CENTERS TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN PROFESSION ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of Agriculture

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