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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Construction and Testing of a Spar Feeding System for an Offshore Aquaculture Farm

    SBC: Cates International, Inc.            Topic: 845

    This SBIR Phase II project proposes to add telemetry and monitoring equipment to the spar designed and constructed under our Phase I contract. Furthermore, we propose to test and evaluate an automated spar feeding system suitable for use on an operating offshore fish farm. C Cates International, Inc. has developed a feeding system for it¿s underwater cages that functions from a small boat. But ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Commerce
  2. Full Spectrum Complete IOP Instrument Suite

    SBC: HOBI Labs, Inc.            Topic: 821

    In the Phase I effort, we developed conceptual designs and methods for novel oceanographic optical instruments that measure a complete set of water inherent optical properties across the full visible spectrum at high spectral resolution. One instrument is a new type of in-situ absorption meter that maintains high accuracy over a wide range of water optical properties, from the clearest waters to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Commerce
  3. An Interactive CD-ROM for Farsi Language Learning

    SBC: US Teach, Inc.            Topic: 84017S

    The U.S. and many other industrial countries face a growing need for second language and cultural awareness training for business and industry. Reliance on English is no longer sufficient for trade in the world market, since the most important markets for American goods and services are non-English-speaking areas, especially in growing countries in Asia and the Middle East. In recent years there h ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Commerce
  4. Development of a Volatile Antibiotic Producing Fungus for Control of Soil-borne and Postharvest Diseases

    SBC: AgraQuest, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Agriculture is in need of safer products to replace methyl bromide and other synthetic pesticides. Soil-borne diseases caused by Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Verticillium and Phytophthora are a major problem in horticulture, field crop production and greenhouses causing root rots, wilts and loss of vigor and yield. Methyl bromide, a potent ozone-depleting agent being phased out by 2005, is frequently use ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  5. A New Vanilla Industry as a Community Development Engine

    SBC: Hawaiian Vanilla Company, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The problem being studied in the present proposal is how to bring a village that had been decimated by the loss of its major employer back to the vibrant town it was during the heyday of "King Cane". Can a single business make up for the lack of jobs and opportunities in a small Hawai`i town that has lost its unifying activity? The opportunity is the interest shown by village members in the activi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  6. Developing Software for Search and Rescue Planning and Operation

    SBC: Hummingbird Consulting            Topic: N/A

    The initial actions of public officials at the onset of an incident can make the difference between life and death. In these complicated incidents, with limited resources, software can aid personnel in a search and rescue incident, where time is critical. Upon the initiation of a search and rescue incident, teams may have as little as 12 hours to rescue a person. With the advent of hand held perso ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  7. General Purpose Pheromone Releaser

    SBC: Med-e-cell            Topic: N/A

    The release of pheromones(chemicals produced by insects) has become an important method to monitor and manage insect populations. Unfortunately, current pheromone releasing technologies are inadequate for entomologists to control large-scale infestations. Southern pine beetles,alone,cause economic losses in excess of $ 200 millions, annually, in the U.S. Spruce beetle infestations have impacted mo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  8. Coordinated Production and Marketing System for Flowering Orchid Plants

    SBC: Pacific Paradise Orchids            Topic: N/A

    Potted orchids has a wholesale value of $107 million and is the second-ranked flowering-plant in the U.S. The major problem for Hawaii producers is distance from market and high air transportation costs of tall plants. This proposal seeks to address this problem through an innovative coordinated production and marketing system. By developing new technology to control orchid plant height, coordinat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  9. The Use of Sulfur for the Control of Varroa

    SBC: Pima Research Company            Topic: N/A

    Many commercial crop growers depend on managed bees for pollination to achieve high yield and top quality produce. There are more than 90 bee-pollinated crops in the U.S. alone, and by improving crop quality and yield, it is estimated that bees add $14.6 billion to crop value. Currently, there is a crisis that is challenging the success and sustainability of communities and economies that depend o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  10. Laser-Based Sensors for Monitoring Livestock Ammonia Emissions

    SBC: Pranalytica, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The total global anthropogenic ammonia air emissions are estimated to be 43 million tons per year, with animal agriculture responsible for more than any other source and comprising approximately 50% of the total. The majority of ammonia emissions come from livestock operations, especially Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) like large dairies, poultry and swine operations, and cattle fe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture

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