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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. Silver Ion Formulations for the Control of Bacterial Plant Pathogens and to Reduce Bactericide Resistance and Health Risks

    SBC: AGION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 82

    While bacteria cause fewer plant diseases than fungi and viruses, they do cause serious economic damages to both US and worldwide agriculture. Citrus canker caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis has resulted in the destruction of over 20 million trees in Florida, while fire blight caused by Erwinia amylovora costs exceed $100 million per year in the United States alone, and recent epidemics have cost o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  2. Robust Airborne Wind Turbine Shroud for Production of Low Cost Renewable Energy

    SBC: Altaeros Energies, Inc.            Topic: 86

    Hundreds of existing wind power projects have transformed communities by creating jobs, improving economic development, and reducing environmental pollution. However, 85 percent of rural communities cannot utilize wind power today due to community concerns or poor wind resources at ground level that make projects uneconomical. Altaeros Energies is developing an airborne wind turbine that adapts pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  3. Marketing a New Paradigm in Goldenseal Product Standardization

    SBC: BOTANIPHARM, LLC            Topic: 812

    Industry attempts to standardize the biological effects of natural herbal products range from the age old practice of ritualistic harvest at specific times of the day and/or year to the contemporary method of selecting chemical compounds as makers then measuring the potency of the product proportional to the quantity of the marker, the "more is better" concept. However, while chemical ma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  4. The project "KickinKitchen.TV"- An interactive digital learning technology program.

    SBC: KIDSCOOK PRODUCTIONS LLC            Topic: 85

    The "KickinKitchen.TV" project combines: technology, education and research strategies to address the USDA challenge area of improving nutritional health and reducing childhood obesity. This study involves the following partners: racially diverse, urban public schools, KidsCOOK Productions, an independent production company committed to addressing childhood obesity risk through its digit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  5. Advanced Field-Deployable Monitor of Multiple Pesticides in Water

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 84

    The development of an inexpensive, field pesticide sensor would serve a large market for researchers, municipalities and regulatory agencies to minimize the risks involved in pesticide use. The long-term vision is for this technology to become a key environmental science tool to support water quality monitoring efforts. The proposed device will solve two of the most important shortcomings of prese ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  6. Development of an Inexpensive, Rapid and Highly Sensitive Perchlorate Nanobiosensor

    SBC: Technova Corporation            Topic: 84

    The perchlorate generated over decades has impacted our nation's waters; it is environmentally recalcitrant and potentially toxic. Perchlorate has significant effects on irrigated agriculture; it is detected in vegetables and dairy food products. Perchlorate has emerged as a significant threat to public health. Substantial efforts are devoted to perchlorate removal and also to its identificat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  7. Enzyme-based test kits for Phosphate

    SBC: THE NITRATE ELIMINATION CO INC            Topic: 84

    Nutrient management is a touchy subject: there has to be a balance between regulatory concerns and adequate crop nutrition. Phosphate is an essential nutrient for plant productivity but also a major pollutant when applied in excess. On-the-spot testing for phosphate as orthophosphate (available, soluble, or reactive P) is an appropriate solution to give producers and their technical service provid ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  8. A Biogas Heat Engine for Small to Mid-Sized Farms

    SBC: QUANTALUX, LLC            Topic: 812

    Non-technical Summary: The profitability of small and mid-sized dairy farms is strongly affected by increases in feed costs and energy costs. Unfortunately, farm operators have limited control of these factors, especially in the long term. New technology is needed to allow farmers to manage energy costs on their farms. One excellent solution is to use existing organic farm waste material to create ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  9. Automated High-Speed Inspection of Brown and Brown-Speckled Eggs in Production Processing to Detect and Classify Surface Contaminants

    SBC: Coherix, Inc.            Topic: 83

    An increasing proportion of eggs produced world-wide are brown or brown-speckled eggs. In addition, egg production methods, such as free-range and organic poultry cultivation methods, increase the variety of contaminants that can be deposited on eggs. Old technology that inspects white eggs has great difficulty in distinguishing contaminants from the brown surfaces and speckles on brown and brown- ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  10. Low-Cost Chaos Radar

    SBC: PROPAGATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: A11aT001

    Propagation Research Associates, Inc., (PRA) and Duke University propose to extend the recent developments of matched filtered chaos into a low-cost high range-resolution chaotic waveform radar. In the Phase I effort, PRA and Duke will design the radar system and build a prototype waveform generator that will exploit three essential properties of chaotic waveforms that can be applied to enhance r ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseArmy

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