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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 COW-SIDE BLOOD TEST FOR PREGNANCY USING PREGNANCY-SPECIFIC PROTEIN B (PSPB)

    SBC: BIOTRACKING, LLC            Topic: N/A

    THE OVERALL GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO PROVIDE A FIELD TEST KIT FOR DETECTING PREGNANCY IN CATTLE BY A BLOOD TEST. THE GOALS OF THE PHASE I PROJECT ARE 1) TO DEVELOP THE KIT AND 2) TO TEST THE KIT ON A LIMITED NUMBER OF CATTLE. THE TEST WILL BE BASED ON PRESENCE OF PLACENTAL DERIVED PREGNANCY-SPECIFIC PROTEIN B (PSPB) IN MATERNAL BLOOD. THE TEST WILL BE A ONE-STEP PROCEDURE IN WHICH SERUM (OR PERH ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Agriculture
  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. ADVANCED WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT USING AUTOMATED IRRIGATION AND REMOTE SENSING

    SBC: Precision Irrigation Control            Topic: N/A

    SITE SPECIFIC CROP MANAGEMENT (SSCM) IS THE SOLUTION TO MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS CAUSED BY SPATIAL VARIABILITY WITHIN A FIELD. IN IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE, SPATIAL VARIABILITY CONTRIBUTES TO SUBOPTIMUM MANAGEMENT RESULTING IN INEFFICIENT WATER AND CHEMICAL USE AND CONTAMINATION OF SURFACE AND GROUNDWATER SUPPLIES. AN AUTOMATED CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CENTER-PIVOT IRRIGATION MACHINES HAS BEEN DEVELOPED WHICH EN ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 Department of Agriculture
  5. An Ultra-Sensitive Detector for On-Line Measurement of Volatile Molecules Produced by Diseased Potato Tubers

    SBC: Remote Diagnostics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    It has been well established that disease in stored potatoes and many other vegetables and fruits generate a variety of volatile compounds that are released into the storage space Furthermore, specific types of disease produce volatile compounds that generate unique fingerprints on ultra-sensitive spectrographic molecular detection devices. The background atmosphere of commercial storage facilitie ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  6. 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
  7. Automating Production of a Modified Blow-Fill-Seal Applicator Unit-Dose Vial

    SBC: Unicep Packaging, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Bonner and Boundary Counties, Idaho, are rural areas in transition. The people in these areas currently rely on increasingly fewer timber and forestry jobs as well as low-paying, seasonal tourist industry positions. The purpose of this project is to foster critically needed economic development in a chronically depressed rural region by leveraging and expanding technology-based entrepreneurial act ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  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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