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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. A Computational Tool for Design and Operation of Coolers/Dryers for Feed Pellets

    SBC: INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Cooling and drying of feed pellets are the most important operations in the feed manufacturing industry. These operations are carried out simultaneously, in a single machine, by passing ambient air through a moving bed of pellets. However, simultaneous control of both these processes is very difficult. Overdrying of pellets is a common problem that costs several million dollars to feed processi ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of Agriculture
  2. A PROGRAMMABLE COMPUTER SYNTHESIZED SPEECH MODULE FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATION.

    SBC: Novcom Systems Inc            Topic: N/A

    THERE EXISTS TODAY, A PAUCITY OF COST EFFECTIVE METHODS IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION. AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH IS PROPOSED WHICH UTILIZES AN INTELLIGIBLE, COST EFFECTIVE COMPUTER SYNTHESIZED SPEECH MODULE POSSESSING: -PROGRAMMABILITY IN ENGLISH, SPANISH, GERMAN, AND POSSIBLY OTHER LANGUAGES. -PHONETIC ACCURACY OF COMPUTER PRONOUNCED WORDS THROUGH A USER MAINTAINED EXCEPTION DICTIONARY. -LITTLE OR NO MAINT ...

    SBIR Phase II 1985 Department of Education
  3. A Scalable Environmental Controller with Integrated Solar Thermal Storage and Extraction for Field Protected Agriculture

    SBC: Scenic Valley Farm LLC            Topic: 812

    High Tunnels (commonly called poly tunnels or hoop houses) are a type of field protected agriculture. They are essentially an intermediary between the full environmental risk-taking of outdoor production, and the controlled conditions, and relatively high energy use, of a conventional greenhouse. There are hundreds of thousands of acres in cultivation under high tunnels across the world. Domestica ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  4. Anaerobic Production of biohydrogen from food and Agricultural waste

    SBC: HANSEN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL, LLC            Topic: 811

    Despite its clean and green nature when utilized in fuel cells and other devices, most hydrogen is currently produced primarily from non-renewable sources, such as natural gas, oil, and coal. Anaerobic digestion provides a potentially improved alternative to manufacturing hydrogen from petroleum and natural gas. Anaerobic digesters can produce hydrogen from inexpensive and renewable energy sources ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  5. COMPONENTS OF PARASITIC WASP VENOMS USEFUL FOR CONTROL OF INSECT PESTS

    SBC: Natural Products Research,            Topic: N/A

    WE PROPOSE A PHASE I PROGRAM TO EVALUATE THE INSECTICIDAL PROPERTIES AND COMPONENTS OF CERTAIN PARASITIC WASP VENOMS. MOST INSECTS, INCLUDING MOST IMPORTANT CROP PESTS. ARE ATTACKED BY ONE OR MORE SPECIES OF PARASITIC WASPS. THE VENOMS OF PARASITIC WASPS ARE KNOWN TO HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF EFFECTS ON THEIR HOSTS, INCLUDING PARALYSIS, GROWTH REGULATION, AND SUPPRESSION OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. THE BASE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of Agriculture
  6. COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF VENTILATION SYSTEMS FOR LIVESTOCK BUILDINGS

    SBC: INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE ENVIRONMENT SURROUNDING CONFINED ANIMALS DIRECTLY AFFECTS THE PRODUCTIVITY OF THE LIVESTOCKINDUSTRY. A GOOD VENTILATION SYSTEM, WHICH CONTROLS THIS ENVIRONMENT, IS ESSENTIAL FOR MANTAINING THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF ANIMALS AND WORKERS IN THE LIVESTOCK BUILDINGS. HOWEVER, THE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF SUCH A SYSTEM IS A COMPLICATED PROCESS. IT INVOLVES OPTIMIZATION OF VARIOUS GOVERNING PARAMETER ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of Agriculture
  7. Connectivity to Modern Electronics for the Hearing Disabled.

    SBC: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    Advanced Medical Electronics (AME) proposes to create a wireless solution for interconnecting hearing aids with consumer electronics devices.  Many millions of hearing aid users will benefit from this proposed technology.  The proposed solution will be based on a new ultra-low-power radio specifically developed by project partner IntriCon Corporation (St. Paul, MN) for use in micro-behin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Education
  8. Corn Stover Sorbent Granules

    SBC: CLEAN PLUS, INC.            Topic: 86

    Oil and coolant drips, leaks and spills from vehicles, machines, oil transfer units and a myriad of business and personal activities account for nearly 36% of petroleum waste that is polluting the Nations surface water, ground water, surface soil and sub-soil. (U.S. Department of the Interior Minerals Management Service, 2009). The usual clean up method of these drips and spills, on a hard surface ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  9. DEVELOPING A CHICKEN MHC TYPING TEST USING DNA AMPLIFICATION AND OLIGONUCLEOTIDE PROBES

    SBC: GENTRA SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE UNDERLAYING HEREDITARY NATURE OF THE CHICKEN'S IMMUNOLOGICAL STATUS IS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE FOR FURTHERING THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE RESPONSE OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AS WELL AS FOR MAXIMIZING THE EFFICIENCY OF POULTRY PRODUCTION. FOR THESE REASONS THERE IS A STRONG SCIENTIFIC AND COMMERCIAL INTEREST IN TYPING THE MAJOR HISTROCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX (MHC OR B COMPLEX). THUS FAR MOST MHC TYPING HAS BEE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of Agriculture
  10. Developing a webbased classroom observation system to support increased teacher quality

    SBC: Spectrum Education Group            Topic: N/A

    The purpose of this project is to develop a portable affordable classroom observation system that makes observation practical for a variety of applications in education including preservice education induction supervision inservice education educational research. The system will also enable immediate performance feedback and webbased data collection of observation notes and other observation instr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Education

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