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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 April, 2020.

  1. Sea Tag-SP: A family of acoustic enabled satellite tags for spawning detection and more

    SBC: DESERT STAR SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: 812

    Phase-1 demonstrated the powerful and unusual remote sensing opportunities available by adding acoustic signal detection to pop-up satellite tags (PSAT). The time and location of spawning define the starting point in the life history of fish. Yet this event, which is of critical importance to fishery researchers and managers seeking to gain an understanding of distinct reproductive populations and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Development of a Functional Balloon-borne GNSS-RO System Prototype

    SBC: Night Crew Labs, LLC            Topic: 811

    The SBIR Phase II proposal outlines the approach of Night Crew Labs (NCL) in designing, and developing, and testing a system prototype to perform Global Navigation Satellite System radio occultations (GNSS-ROs) from a high-altitude balloon platform. NCL will continue building from the positive results achieved in Phase I that successfully demonstrated the feasibility of performing balloon-borne GN ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Fog Viewer

    SBC: Areté Associates            Topic: 826

    The presence of fog reduces visibility, contributing to unsafe conditions for many maritime tasks. The current system uses active backscatter and has high power requirements, high maintenance and replacement costs. Areté Associates’ innovative FogViewer system comprises a passive multi-spectral, multi-polarization sensor suite that leverages available degrees of freedom to best characterize the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. 8.1(6).Fire Weather Observation Sensor

    SBC: Intellisense Systems, Inc.            Topic: 81

    New technology that facilitates detection and management of wildfires on forest lands is criticalfor enhancing the protection of the nation's forested lands and forest resources. The newtechnology will also help maintain the existence of healthy and productive forest ecosystems aswell as provide new information to fire service personnel for understanding wildfire events.Intellisense Systems Inc. ( ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  5. 915 MHz Microwave Heating Technology for One Pass Drying of Rice

    SBC: APPLIED MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: 85

    he proposal addresses development of an innovative one-pass drying technology that uses 915MHz microwave heating characteristics to maximize head rice yield (HRY) recovery. Head rice-- which is the mass of milled rice kernels that are at least three-fourths of the original kernel lengthafter milling of brown rice--is the high-value portion of processed/dried rice. National revenuelosses related to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  6. Pop Oats – an innovative, value-added snack to promote increased oat consumption.

    SBC: POP OATS, LLC            Topic: 85

    The co-founders of Pop Oats LLC (the "Company") in conjunction with a team from the USDA'sAgricultural Research Service Healthy Processed Foods Research Unit (the "USDA") havedeveloped a patent pending process for whole oat groats that provides long overdue innovationallowing oats to be positioned as both (i) a convenient ready-to-eat ("RTE") savory snack ("PopOats" - trademark registered on June ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  7. 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
  8. Empowering rural high school students to use local news as a knowledge source to make informed decision about their lives and rural communities.

    SBC: Thinking Habitats LLC            Topic: 86

    The project will research and develop an online learning module to increase the capacity of ruralhigh school students to use written local news reports as a knowledge source to make informeddecisions which will enable them to lead successful lives and contribute to the wellbeing of theircommunities. Over 66% of rural senior high school students in the U.S. do not have the readingcomprehension and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  9. Developing a non-contact, fault detection system for airblast-type orchard and vineyard sprayers with simplistic visual operator interface

    SBC: APPLICATION INSIGHT, LLC            Topic: 813

    Nozzle clogging on orchard and vineyard sprayers is a problem that often isn't addressed until the nozzle(or multiple nozzles) are inoperable to the point that an operator can visually detect the fault. By then anunknown portion of the field has been sprayed inadequately since the fault was not immediately detected.We propose a technology that continually monitors a sprayer via imaging and which w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  10. Detecting Banks Grass Mites in Phoenix Dactylifera using Automation

    SBC: ROSE-FIELD INC.            Topic: 813

    In the United States dates are grown in small desert regions of Southern California and Arizona. In2015 approximately 45000 tons of dates worth nearly $70 million were harvested from 10000acres. The Banks grass mite (BGM) Oligonychus pratensis (Banks) is a major pest of dates. Lossesand control costs for BGM are estimated to be between $1 million and $2.5 million annually inSouthern California and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture

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