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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. High Power, Mid-Infrared Fiber Supercontinuum Light Source

    SBC: MESA PHOTONICS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Modern supercontinuum (SC) light sources are generated by non-linear interactions between ultrashort pulse lasers and optical fibers. Output in near-ultraviolet to near-infrared wavelength ranges has been demonstrated. These light sources have high brightness and are spatially coherent. Recently, output to 4.5 µm was achieved using fluoride glass fibers; optical absorption by the fiber prevents l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Innovative Residential Fire Sensor

    SBC: Southwest Sciences, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Southwest Sciences proposes development of residential fire sensing systems based on low cost optical imaging sensors combined with newly introduced highly miniaturized, low power CO sensors. Sensor modules will also include temperature sensors. The modules will be part of a low power wireless network. Each module will be about ½ the size of a business card, a few mm thick, and will operate for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. A Microcalorimeter Alpha Spectrometer for Analysis of Nuclear Material


    A key factor of international efforts to identify and suppress the supply of and demand for nuclear materials, and thereby to deter potential traffickers, is the ability to accurately identify contradicted material and ultimately to trace it back to its origin. Alpha particle spectroscopy is widely used in nuclear forensics to assay trace quantities of sensitive nuclear materials, but the limited ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  4. A Standardized Assessment Process Supporting Health, Environmental and Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation Facilities to Rural Americans

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    Currently, there is no standardized process for assessing the accessibility of recreation elements used for outdoor recreation, picnic and camping facilities although standards for specific outdoor recreation elements exist, the Forest Service Outdoor Recreation Accessibility Guidelines and the draft US Access Board Regulatory Negotiation Committee on Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  5. Development of a scalable production system for expansin proteins for use in converting cellulosic biomass to biofuel.

    SBC: Expansyn Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In the 2007 State of the Union address, President Bush called for 35 billion gallons of alternative fuel use in the US by 2017 which would replace 20% of the nation's petroleum consumption. It is apparent that this goal cannot be achieved with existing technology and existing feedstocks alone. New technology is needed to improve the conversion of non-grain (cellulosic) feedstocks. In the US, total ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  6. An Advanced Information System for Timely Assessments of International Crop Market Opportunities

    SBC: GDA CORP            Topic: N/A

    Situation or Problem In order to provide timely and reliable assessments of the global crop market, it is necessary to move from limited, in situ crop assessments to operational crop monitoring on regional and global scales with multi-temporal remotely sensed (RS) data. Due to timeliness requirements and large volumes of imagery needed for operational agricultural monitoring, it is important that ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  7. Novel Solid Catalysts and Alternative Feedstocks for Biodiesel Production

    SBC: MATSON & ASSOCIATES, LLC.            Topic: N/A

    This research examines the use of solid metal catalysts to solve two interrelated problems associated with current biodiesel process technologies: the use of toxic chemicals in the conventional production process and the economic feasibility of processing feedstock with high water and free fatty acid content. The potential gains include the reduction of toxic chemicals in the process, the eliminat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  8. NanoBiocides for Wood-Based Construction Materials

    SBC: LIG SCIENCES , INC            Topic: N/A

    The U.S. forest products industry had sales of $262B in 1997, of which two thirds was used for building construction. The use of wood for home construction is an effective, efficient, environmentally friendly, renewable construction material. A key issue in using wood materials in construction is their susceptibility to mold, fungi, and termite infestation resulting in over $10B combined damage pe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  9. A transposon based marker removal system for the development of genetically engineered roses

    SBC: NOVAFLORA, INC            Topic: N/A

    Ornamentals are one of the most valuable sectors of the nations specialty crop industry. They not only provide an essential source of income and jobs for those involved in the industry but also serve to enrich the quality of life for gardeners and the general public alike. Although the tools of biotechnology have been successfully used for the development of commodity grain and fiber crops they ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  10. Engineered Wodd Chip Composite Erosion Control Material

    SBC: Restoration Technologies LLC            Topic: N/A

    Erosion control Best Management Practices (BMPs) have been developed for many situations, including building construction, highway construction, and stormwater management. As increasing awareness of the costs of erosion has occurred (soil loss, damage, water quality degradation) the number of erosion control materials available has increased. Restoration Technologies has worked with its collaborat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
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