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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 June, 2020.

  1. WirlWind (WIReLess Wide Area INciDent Network)

    SBC: Architecture Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Problems with current radio based incident communications systems include: only VHF or UHF radio technology is used, limited number and range of frequencies, interagency cooperation hampered by incompatible frequencies and devices, terrain causes line-of-site and visibility problems for communications, potential for single point failures, geared towards voice capability, few data transmit/receive ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture

    SBC: AVEKA, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Not Available Paper recycling continues to increase in the United States, with public support and legislative mandates helping boost recycling of all paper grades. Office waste paper is a significant source of high grade paper fiber for recycling, but is currently underutilized, due to the challenges of fully removing xerographic and laser printer toner. These so called *laser inks* are designed t ...

    SBIR Phase II 1999 Department of Agriculture
  3. In-Tentionally Accessible Universal Vestibule and Tent

    SBC: BLUE SKY DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    Commercially available tents and vestibules are relatively inaccessible to people who use mobility devices or those with dexterity limitations. The objectives of this project are to develop and test tent-related technology which results in a vestibule and a combined tent and vestibule accessible to people of varying abilities, including people with mobility, dexterity, cognitive and visual impairm ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of Agriculture
  4. Biosolids for Biodiesel

    SBC: Emerald Ranches, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Biodiesel is a type of diesel fuel that is made from vegetable oil instead of petroleum. Obstacles to wide scale use in the US are the higher cost of biodiesel and the dearth of local processing facilities. In Washington State, canola is a high oil seed crop that can be used to make biodiesel. The canola meal that is left after oil extraction is an excellent food for cattle. However, high producti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  5. Marketing and Logistics System for Retail Distribution of Roundwood Poles

    SBC: FOREST CONCEPTS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Successful completion of marketing and logistics research will provide post and pole plants in rural communities, forestland managers, and distribution businesses with critical understanding of the urban retail and wholesale marketplace and how best to position roundwood as a building, woodcraft and landscape material. The effects will be to: a) stimulate demand for small diameter logs from forest ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  6. Production of Cypripedium Montanum Seedlings for Commercial Value and Reintroduction Into Restoration Projects

    SBC: Kelsey Creek Laboratories            Topic: N/A

    The wild orchid, C.montanum, is endangered and rarely seen in the natural setting. Laboratory techniques will be applied to the germination of seeds and resulting propagules will be planted in various settings thought to be ideal for their growth. Additionally, seedlings that have grown for 14-18 months in vitro will be provided to nurseries for growth as saleable plants for their business. This w ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  7. Pelleting Grass Seed Straw for Use as a Groundcover to Aid in Establishing Turfgrass

    SBC: Pelletized Straw, L.L.C.            Topic: N/A

    Objectives To determine the most effective mash recipe and optimal physical parameters for producing consistence, quality mulch pellets. In Phase I, we determined the general properties of a pellet that will make good mulch. The most critical operation is the actual milling of the mash into a pellet. It is a process involving pressure, heat and material consistency. The raw material that is pellet ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of Agriculture

    SBC: Silverbrook Limited, Baetis            Topic: N/A

    Not Available A family of product is being developed to provide consumer appliances that have the capability to maintain fruits, vegetables and other produce under optimal storage conditions in the home. Consumers are frustrated that produce items look inviting at the retail store or farmer's market, yet do not maintain quality for an acceptable time once in the home. They are further frustrated b ...

    SBIR Phase II 1999 Department of Agriculture
  9. Genetics of Growth and Reproduction in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Fed a Plant-Based Diet

    SBC: TROUTLODGE INC            Topic: N/A

    Increasing pressure for the development and use of plant-derived feeds in the culture of salmonid fishes originates from environmental and economic forces. The ability of these fish to efficiently utilize these diets for growth and reproduction, and the genetic variation within populations for these traits, has not been examined. Success in this project will lead to development of strains of rainb ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture

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