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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. Low-cost and Rapid DNA Sequence for Biometric Applications

    SBC: ADVANCED LIQUID LOGIC            Topic: N/A

    A DNA sequencer for biometric applications will be developed. The system will enable rapid and low-cost identification of individuals and kinship verification using a self-contained and portable device. All process steps from DNA extraction to DNA sequencing will be automatically performed within the disposable single-use cartridge. This high-level of functional integration is made possible by Adv ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Homeland Security
  2. Development and Prototyping of a Digital Pulse Processor for Improved Coincidence Detection, Rejection, and Pulse Recovery, for High Count-Rate Silicon Drift Detectors

    SBC: 4pi Analysis, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The recent emergence of the Silicon Drift detector (SDD), for use in energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry (EDS), has made possible x-ray event streams with count rates as high as 1-10 Mcps. A problem with existing digital signal processing, as applied to SDDs, is the significant presence of coincidence peaks above the x-ray background. These coincidence peaks occur with amplitudes comparable to lo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Developing Innovative Photobioreactor and Extraction Technology For Production Of Biodiesel Feedstock Using Microalgae

    SBC: ALGAEN CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    The crude oil will be depleted within 40 years, alternative fuels have to be developed to drive our transportation systems, and biodiesel appears to be the most promising fuel of the future. Biodiesel is renewable, non-toxic, and biodegradable, it can be used in existing diesel engines without modifying the engin, and can be blended in at any ratio with petroleum diesel. However, the development o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  4. Assess Ability to use Eye Tracking and Pupil Dialtion to Determine Intent to Deceive- Phase II

    SBC: Bio-Behavior Analysis Systems, LLC            Topic: HSB081001

    We propose to run 3 experiments to refine and utilize measures of oculomotor activity and pupil diameter change to assess an individual's malicious or deceptive intent. We also propose to concurrently develop the software and determine the hardware necessary for online, real-time assessment of malintent based on prior research results and the results of the proposed experiments. In addition to ocu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Homeland Security
  5. A Biodegradable Thin-Film Mulching System for Weed Suppression in Commercial Crop Production

    SBC: Technical Designs Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Weeds reduce the productivity of vegetable crops. Noxious weeds like nutsedge can contaminate a field in one and a half years. To remediate the weed cost, $7,000 to $11,000 for plastic, fumigant and hand weeding is necessary in strawberries. In southern California, 10 to 20 percent of the farmland has a high-density infestation of nutsedge. Methyl bromide applied at high levels is partially effect ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  6. Venting of Underground Storage Tanks Containing Ethanol-Gasoline Blends

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

    Fugitive emissions of VOCs from gasoline marketing facilities are an energy, safety and environmental issue. All new vehicles made after the year 2000 must have an Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery System (ORVR) which increase fugitive emissions of refueling stations because of interface between ORVR vehicles and gasoline station underground storage systems (UST). The increase of VOCs is attributed ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  7. Solvent recovery from vegetable oil miscella by novel solvent-resistant nanofiltration membranes

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

    Vegetable oil is commonly extracted from oil seeds using hexane. Separation of oil and solvent (hexane) from this extracted mixture (known as miscella) is usually carried out by solvent evaporation or distillation. Solvent recovery from miscella consumes about 50% of the total energy required for the edible oil production. Solvent evaporation is an energy intensive operation and explosive vapors i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  8. Improving Root Architecture in Energy Crops

    SBC: GRASSROOTS BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The USDA has established research on renewable energy as a high priority. Cellulosic ethanol from perennial grasses has the potential to become an important component of America's effort to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and alleviate the buildup of greenhouse gases. For energy crops to become viable biofuels, they must become cost-competitive with foreign oil and provide environmental benef ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  9. Developing a Molecular-Assisted Hybridization Strategy for the Improvement of the Quality of Poplar Biomass for The United States` Bio-Fuels

    SBC: GREENWOOD RESOURCES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Highly productive, third-rotation commercial plantations have been successfully managed in the United States by the pulp and paper, timber, and the environmental-remediation industries for more than 40 years with great success in terms of wood yields and job creation. The success of the poplar plantation industry has consistently been shown to be dependent the propagation of elite varieties that h ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Agriculture
  10. Intelligible Speech Communications with Robust Voice Operated Switch (VOX) Operation for High Noise Environments

    SBC: Broad Audio LLC            Topic: HSB092006

    First responders operate in challenging acoustic environments where noise, alarms, engines, radio communications, and communications to others in the environment make voice communications with hands-free, voice operated switch (VOX) operation difficult. Broad Digital will use a combination of passive acoustic design, noise suppression and subtraction, signal separation, and equalization to provide ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Homeland Security
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