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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-ANGLE TRAFFIC SIGNAL PHOTOMETER

    SBC: Lighting Sciences Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A PORTABLE PHOTOMETER IS PROPOSED CONSISTING OF A DEVICE WHICH IS PLACED OVER THE TRAFFIC SIGNAL LENS. AN INTERNAL OPTICAL SYSTEM ALLOWS MEASUREMENT OF THE SIGNAL CANDLEPOWER AT VARIOUS ANGLES OF INTEREST. THE INSTRUMENT ELECTRONICS AND LIGHT EMITTING DIODES PROVIDE A PASS/FAIL INDICATION FOREACH MEASUREMENT ANGLE, WITH THE GO/NO-GO SET POINT BEING AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTED TO DIFFERENT CANDLEPOWER V ...

    SBIR Phase II 1988 Department of Transportation
  3. A NEW DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR SWINE DYSENTERY

    SBC: Arizona Biotechnology Corp.            Topic: N/A

    SWINE DYSENTERY (SD) HAS BEEN ESTIMATED TO COST SWINE PRODUCERS IN EXCESS OF 130 MILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY, AND IS QUARANTINABLE IN MOST STATES. CONFIRMATION OF THE DISEASE IS BASED ON THE DETECTION OF THE BACTERIA, TREPONEMAHYODYSENTERIAE, FROM THE FECES OF INFECTED PIGS. THE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ASSAY IS TIME CONSUMING, LACKS SENSITIVITY, AND IN MANY CASES REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED TECHNICIAN FOR AN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1990 Department of Agriculture
  4. A Portable Gamma Spectrometer with a High Resolution CdTe Array Detector

    SBC: Radiation Safety Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    We propose to develop a battery powered portable monitoring system capable of collecting and analyzing gamma spectra for specific radionuclides in the field. The system will consist of a high resolution cadmium telluride array detector and a small multichannel analyzer and data logger. The proposed monitoring system builds upon the design of the Ludlum Model 2350 Data Logger which is quite rugge ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  5. A PORTABLE INSTRUMENT FOR REAL TIME DETECTION OF AIRBORNE PARTICULATES

    SBC: Bruce W Jorden & Co Inc.            Topic: N/A

    AVAILABLE INSTRUMENTS USED TO MONITOR AIRBORNE PARTICLES (SUCH AS DUST) ARE TYPICALLY INTEGRATING DEVICES WHICH COLLECT OVER LONG PERIODS -- HOURS TO DAYS. THESE DEVICES, SUCH AS PM-10 SENSORS, ARE ACCURATE BUT PROVIDE ONLY A TOTAL OVER TIME, AN AVERAGE CONCENTRATION. IMPROVEMENT OF AIR QUALITY REQUIRES DETERMINATION OF CAUSE AND MEASUREMENT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TAKEN. THERE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Agriculture
  6. 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
  7. A SHORT RANGE OPTICAL DATA LINK FOR ROTARY SAMPLERS WHICH PROVIDE CONTINUOUS REAL TIME DATA

    SBC: Bruce W Jorden & Co Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE FEASIBILITY OF LOW COST REAL TIME SENSORS CAPABLE OF DETECTING AGRICULTURAL SPRAY DRIFT (JORDEN, 1993) AND SOLID AIRBORNE PARTICLES (JORDEN 1992) HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED. WHILE THESE DEVICES ARE VERY EFFECTIVE IN THEIR PRESENT FORM, THEY CAN BECOME MORE ACCURATE AND VERSATILE IF THEY ARE ABLE TO SAMPLE LARGER VOLUMES OF AIR. THIS CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED BY ROTATING THE SENSORS THROUGH THE AIR AT A H ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of Agriculture
  8. A Universal Commuter Railcar Boarding Device for Use by Both Disabled and Able-bodied Individuals Configurable for all U.S. Railstation Platforms

    SBC: SAFE INC            Topic: N/A

    In Phase I of this SBIR project the proposed commuter railcar loading concept was developed in detail and its operation was simulated in order to demonstrate feasibility and to quantify the reduction in station dwell time compared to other railcar loading operations. Feasibility was demonstrated. The boarding system will enable the loading of all passengers, regardless of mobility, from a wide r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Transportation
  9. Addressing the Driving Needs of Short Stature Persons

    SBC: SAFE INC            Topic: 04NH1

    Phase I research on the development of a supplemental seating system for short stature drivers was undertaken by Safe Inc. in 2005. The purpose of Phase I was to demonstrate the feasibility of a device that would improve the ability of short stature drivers to safely operate a motor vehicle and to improve occupant crash safety. The study sought to examine the use of pedal extenders and other imp ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Transportation
  10. AN ACTIVE ELECTROCHEMICAL INSTURMENT SYSTEM FOR DETERMIN INATION OF WATER STRESS

    SBC: AGRICULTURAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    AN ELECTROCHEMICAL INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEM WILL BE DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED TO DETERMINE ON COMMAND PLANT WATER STATUS BY MEANS OF CYCLIC VOLTAMMETRY AND/OR COULOSTATICS. THE APPROACH IS BASED ON THE CHANGE IN ELECTROCHEMICAL STATUS OF THE APOPLAST ELECTROLYTE DURING THE NORMAL IRRIGATION CYCLE. A THREE WINDOW MICROPROBE WILL BE FABRICATED ON A SILICON WAFER SUBSTRATE USING THE PLANAR TECHNIQUES CO ...

    SBIR Phase II 1986 Department of Agriculture

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