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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 Multi-Function Heat Exchanger for Control of Temperature, Moisture, and Air Quality

    SBC: Xetex, Inc.orporated            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase II 1998 National Science Foundation
  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. ARCHITECTURE FOR A RECONFIGURABLE COMPUTER VISION SYSTEM

    SBC: Robert C. Fitch Consulting            Topic: N/A

    THE ARCHITECTURAL FEASIBILITY OF A GENERIC COMPUTER VISION SYSTEM COMPOSED OF HETEROGENEOUS PROCESSORS IS EXAMINED. THE STUDY FOCUSSES ON ISSUES SUCH AS THE NATURE OF THE HETEROGENEOUS PROCESSORS FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES, NETWORK REALIZATION TRADEOFFS, AND COMMON MODULE INTERFACES. THE GENERIC COMPUTER VISION SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO MEET THE DEMANDS IMPOSED BY FUTURE INDUSTRIAL VISION APPLICATIONS, I ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 National Science Foundation
  6. ARTIFICIALLY STRUCTURED MULTILAYERS PRODUCED BY ATOMIC LAYER EPITAXY

    SBC: Multilayer Optics And X-ray            Topic: N/A

    MULTILAYER COATINGS VASTLY IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF MOST X-RAY OPTICAL ELEMENTS AND ALLOW OPERATION AT ANGLES AND WAVELENGTHS OTHERWISE INACCESSIBLE. THEY HAVE BEEN USED SUCCESSFULLY IN ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS, ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPES ON SATELLITES, AND IN PLASMA DIAGNOSTIC INSTRUMENTS, AND WILL LIKELY BE AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT OF X-RAY MICROLITHOGRAPHY EXPOSURE SYSTEMS IN THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUS ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 National Science Foundation
  7. Chemical Vapor Deposition-SiC-Coated Ceramic Bearing Elements of High Damage and Wear Resistance

    SBC: Materials and Systems Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase II 1998 National Science Foundation
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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