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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Semiochemical Management of the Cranberry Fruitworm for the Small Cranberry Grower.

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 812

    Here we propose to develop a revolutionary tool for the control of CFW, BHFW, and SFW at the adult stage: our Specialized Pheromone & Lure Application Technology (SPLAT ®) for cranberry fruitworm (SPLAT CFW), blackheaded fireworm (SPLAT BHFW), and Sparganothis fruitworm (SPLAT SFW); a long-lasting, flowable, amorphous formulation that can be mechanically applied using conventional spray equipment ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  2. Protecting Southern Yellow Pine from Dendroctonus frontalis with SPB Repel

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 81

    ISCA Technologies proposes to further develop and optimize SPB REPEL, an innovative solution to control the southern pine beetle (SPB), Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmerman, the most destructive pest of southern yellow pine species. SPB is a tremendous problem across southeastern North America, and is expanding its range northwards. SPB causes high levels of tree mortality, especially during populatio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  3. Optimized Crop Irrigation Using a Cost-Effective in-situ NMR Soil Water Probe

    SBC: ONE RESONANCE SENSORS, LLC            Topic: 84

    This project is aimed at developing a new type of tool for measuring the water content of soil. Knowledge of water content is important for irrigation management, enabling higher crop yields while reducing water and fertilizer consumption and runnoff. Existing methods of measuring soil water content all have shortcomings. Our goal is to demonstrate a tool based on NMR technology that will not have ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  4. Enhanced Membranes For Sweetening Of Manure Based Biogas

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 88

    Each year over 1 billion tons of animal manure is produced in US and it can be a pollution source if not handled properly. "Anaerobic digestion" is an energy efficient way to dispose manure. Through this process manure is converted to biogas and digestate. The manure digestate can be used as fertilizer. Biogas is a mixture of ~60% CH4, ~40% CO2 and trace amounts of contaminant gasses such as H2S. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  5. Biologically-based Material and Method for Control of Invasive Fire Ants

    SBC: Foresight Science & Technology, Inc.            Topic: 82

    Currently, imported fire ants infest over 140 million hectares in the USA (it is a serious international pest as well) and cost Americans an estimated 6 billion dollars annually for control and to repair damage to agriculture, households, electric and communications, and several other economic sectors (Lard et al. 2006). Current control methods primarily target the household economic sector, which ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  6. Commercialized Supercooling Technology for Subzero Nonfreezing Preservation of Fresh Foods

    SBC: JUN INNOVATIONS, INC.            Topic: 85

    Jun Innovations has developed a proprietary supercooling technology that preserves perishable materials at below-freezing temperatures without the formation of ice crystals. Foods are maintained in their natural state for weeks with the same taste, texture, nutrition, and moisture content they had before being supercooled. This technology offers a radically new food preservation method for consume ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  7. High-Sensitivity, Miniaturized CO Sensor for Airborne Use on Small UAVs

    SBC: MAKEL ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: 835R

    The team of Makel Engineering, Inc. (MEI), TruWeather Solutions, LLC., and Latitude Engineering, LLC. propose to develop a novel, high sensitivity, fast response, solid state, electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor system for use in small UAVs which is capable of PPB level atmospheric measurements. The sensor is based on a thick film multi-element potentiometric micro sensor approach which has bee ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  8. Capillary Absorption Spectrometer for In-Situ, Underwater Gas Analysiss

    SBC: OPTO-KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 826R

    We will produce a prototype Capillary Absorption Spectrometer (CAS) capable of measuring dissolved methane in water. The concept utilizes mid-infrared laser absorption spectroscopy within a hollow fiber optic capillary that both confines a gas sample and acts as an optical waveguide. A tunable laser beam propagates through the hollow fiber to a detector with near unity overlap between the beam and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  9. Tofu-tolerant mariculture: Genomics-Assisted Breeding of a High-Quality Marine Finfish for Enhanced Performance on Sustainable, Scalable Soy-based Feeds

    SBC: Kampachi Farms, LLC            Topic: 811F

    Reliance on fishmeal and fish oil is a significant constraint to aquaculture expansion in America, and globally. As U.S. marine fish farming expands, genetic improvements could increase economic performance and decrease ecological footprint. This is critically important to sustainability, scalability and profitability of the industry, and is key to attracting capital investment. Commercial opportu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. BE-ROVER Benthic Environment-ROV Extensible Robotrmingar System)

    SBC: Robo Nautica, LLC            Topic: 821N

    There is currently no low-cost, high performance minimally invasive, bottom-crawling ROV system for monitoring coastal and littoral benthic environments which is also deployable by a single marine researcher. Such a system augmenting divers’ observations would greatly expand the quantity and quality of data critical to managing coastal environments and preserving the economic benefits derived by ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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