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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 June, 2020.

  1. Holographic Optical Cell Manipulation for Automated Development of Improved Yeast Strains for Ethanol Production

    SBC: Arryx, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Potentially insufficient corn stock supplies make necessary the development of industrial yeast strains for converting alternative cellulosic materials for renewable fuel sources. This project investigates the feasibility and develops the capability of using Holographic Optical Trapping as an automated manipulation tool for yeast cells, to characterize and evaluate yeast strains.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  2. A Simple Ethylene-Detecting Device to Determine Ripeness of Individual Apples In Orchard

    SBC: RediRipe LLC            Topic: N/A

    Economic losses due to inadequate ripeness detection in the orchard and post-harvest continue to plague the apple industry. It is anticipated that the in-orchard/packinghouse sensor approach will significantly reduce the waste/spoilage-to-edible-fruit ratio, thereby increasing fruit quality and availability and resultant consumer demand at the domestic retail level as well as in the export market. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  3. Engineered Wood Composite Erosion Control Material

    SBC: Restoration Technologies LLC            Topic: N/A

    Durable, economical, and highly functional erosion control materials for use in high stress, arid and semi-arid environments are not generally available. And, few uses exist for value-added products made from woody residuals created by small-diameter forest thinning and wildland/urban interface fuels reduction operations. The project will create a durable erosion control system using the lowest va ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  4. Power Supply for Remote and Unattended Electrical Loads

    SBC: SmartSpark            Topic: N/A

    Conventional methods of providing power require expensive pole-drop utility connections, high replacement cost of battery-backup systems, other regular maintenance, or inordinate size and substandard reliability. The proposed device uses an optimized combination of battery and solar power, which when coupled with sophisticated power electronics circuits, is capable of supplying 50 W-hr/day of elec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  5. Composite, Stuff-Proof Windshield and Lightweight Pilothouse Assembly

    SBC: PACKER TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL (FORME            Topic: N/A

    In this Phase I SBIR Program, K+P Agile will develop a high strength, lightweight, modular, composite windshield structure for the MK V Special Operations Craft (SOC) that will not fail when the craft passes through a wave (or

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  6. Siphon-Infiltration Trenches for Riparian and Water Quality Improvement

    SBC: Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    We have developed a novel siphon-infiltration trench system to mange water and sediment budgets in riparian systems. We have demonstrated in the laboratory and developed a numerical model showing the three hydrologically-distinct flow regimes in a infiltrating siphon system: 1) infiltrating flow at low-flow rates, 2) cycling outflow at intermediate-flow rates, and 3) constant outflow at high-flow ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Agriculture
  7. Virtual Fencing for Controlling Free-Ranging Animals

    SBC: Future Segue            Topic: N/A

    An external virtual fencing device worn as a neck-collar, or adaptable for miniaturization for attachment in or on the ear, uses a programmable repertoire of bilaterally applied cues for the autonomous control of free-ranging animals without the need for ground-based devices such as transceivers. The animal's location is continuously monitored using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. The ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Agriculture
  8. Solar Powered Irrigation Pump

    SBC: Hydro-Air Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    There are many areas in the world where water and soil are available but where electric power is not available for irrigation. Solar powered pumps that use photovoltaic panels to provide electricity to drive pumps work well but are too expensive to produce sufficient water for irrigation use. Proposals have been made to use solar thermal energy, but these require relatively expensive collectors an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Agriculture
  9. eProBiz.com Small Business Virtual Resource Center Feasibility Research Study

    SBC: Jamerson & Associates, L.L.C.            Topic: N/A

    Due to geographic isolation and lack of support services, rural small businesses have a severe disadvantage in accessing business development resources such as Small Business Counseling, Business Plan Development and assistance applying for Federally Guaranteed Loans. This study will evaluate the feasibility of creating eProBiz.com Small Business Virtual Resource Center. It is proposed that this i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of Agriculture
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