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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. Bottom Feeder- A Highly Maneuverable Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

    SBC: Tridentis Advanced Marine Vehicles LLC            Topic: 822

    The Bottom Feeder project is designed to prove out the research done in Phase I using a prototype platform. The prototype will be a full size version of the platform designed during Phase I. The Phase I platform was designed to work in two operational configurations, a highly efficient mode and a highly maneuverable mode, with the ability to switch between them while submerged. The platform is equ ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Ethylene Permeation in Control of Fruit Ripening

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 85

    All fruits and vegetables generate ethylene.Even low concentrations of ethylene accelerate fruitripening.A process that removes ethylene as it is generated can play a central role in maintainingthe freshness of fruits and vegetables.Hence much effort and significant cost normally go into thecontrol of the atmosphere and temperature to which these fruits and vegetables are exposed largelyto reduce ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  3. Precocious puberty in Seriola rivoliana: induction of early maturation to accelerate selective breeding outcomes in high-value finfish

    SBC: Kampachi Farms, LLC            Topic: 87

    Aquaculture expansion is a global imperative to address food security. Slow maturation of highlydesirable marine carnivorous finfish species is a major hindrance in the pursuit of geneticimprovement through selective breeding. Female Seriola (yellowtail) take four years to reachmaturity.The goal of this work is to identify methods of inducing precocious puberty in juvenile S.rivoliana.Phase I incl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  4. Commercializing Rural Community and Economic Development Strategic Planning

    SBC: BUILDING COMMUNITIES, INC.            Topic: 86

    The economic recovery and development of rural America is lagging that of its metropolitancounterparts.While metropolitan areas fully replaced the job losses from the 2008-2009 GreatRecession by the third quarter of 2013 rural America has yet to replace those job losses fullyfive years later.While many of the economic forces are beyond the control of ruralcommunities (globalization natural resourc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  5. Design and Manufacture of Hybrid Fiber-Reinforced Polymers, Structural Low-Cost Custom Components Using State-of-the-Art Additive Manufacturing Technologies

    SBC: Rapid Made, Inc.            Topic: 812

    The proposed project aims to promote and improve the sustainability and profitability of small andmid-size farms which constitute the vast majority of farms in the USA.Farm operators may need a continuous supply of custom-made components and spare parts forexisting machinery.Components and spare parts could be difficult or expensive to procure or notavailable for old machinery still in operations. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  6. Supporting Hawaii`s Small Breadfruit Farms through R&D to Develop New Manufacturing Technologies and Market Strategies to Increase Farm Returns

    SBC: Hawaii Ulu Producers Cooperative            Topic: 812

    his project will result in the development of a thriving commercial breadfruit ('ulu) industry inHawai'i that will serve as an example to emergent agricultural industries focused on highlyseasonal crops. We address key industry gaps by leveraging the pioneering work of small businessapplicant Hawai'i 'Ulu Producers Cooperative (HUPC) the State of Hawai'i's foremost breadfruitfarmer organization. H ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  7. Improving water and energy management for small and mid-size farms

    SBC: Irrigation For The Future, Inc.            Topic: 812

    This proposed project will enable commercialization and widespread adoption of an innovativeirrigation management tool that addresses three fundamental goals of the SBIR program; (i)improving the efficiency of water and energy use; (ii) increasing the profitability of small irrigatedfarms through better planning and risk management; and (iii) utilizing renewable energy moreeffectively.A panel of n ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  8. Enhanced Control of Fruit Ripening

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Ethylene is a growth hormone for fruits and vegetables that is generated by the plants themselves; that is, it acts as a self-ripening agent. Hence, the removal of ethylene gas can play a central role in maintaining the freshness of these products. Whereas the temperature and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide gases are also important system variables that demand a significant economic invest ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  9. Enhanced Performance of Agriculture Based Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluids

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A. Water must be removed from biodegradable hydraulic fluids as they react with water and degrade insitu. B. Biodegradable hydraulic fluids for farm equipment provide a significant improvement over traditional petroleum based fluids due to decreased pollution. Increase the use and value of biodegradable hydraulic fluids by development of a membrane-based dewatering system.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  10. Agricultural Emissions Reduction Using Bio-Fuels with Membrane Supplied Nitrogen

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The use of biodiesel offers significant advantages with regards to the reduction of total harmful engine emissions with the exception of NOx. Biodiesel is a renewable resource and soybean oil is known to be economically viable as a biodiesel fuel. Recent studies from the Environmental Protection Agency have shown that soybean oil alone or blended with #2 diesel fuel results in a significant decrea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
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