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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. Decentralized, Public, and Mobile-Based Sidewalk Inventory Tool

    SBC: KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 142FH1016

    Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) is pleased to propose the further design and development of “MySidewalk,” a mobile application facilitating the crowd-sourced collection of sidewalk inventory and condition data. MySidewalk utilizes advances in social networks, mobile data collection, and data mining to provide integrated sidewalk datasets. Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of the conce ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Transportation
  2. SmartCross-Traffic Signal Interface on the Smartphone

    SBC: Savari Inc.            Topic: 111FH1

    On average, a pedestrian is killed every 2 hours and injured every 8 minutes in traffic crashes. 73% of these fatalities occur in urban areas. The SmartCross system aims to reduce the risk of vehicle-pedestrian crashes by providing situational awareness to the pedestrian as well as the vehicle approaching a crosswalk. The system makes use of the proliferation of smartphones to provide audio, visua ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Transportation
  3. Micro-Bait Station Suzukii

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 812

    Spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is an aggressive, prolific, and polyphagous pest species of many crops, because they lay their eggs in healthy, unripened soft-skinned fruit,rendering them unmarketable. In August 2008, the first detection of SWD in the US caused great concern, as the fly was found infesting a variety of commercial fruits on the coast of California. The following ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  4. SPLAT TK: Semiochemical Control of the Deer Tick

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 83

    ISCA Technologies proposes to further develop and optimize SPLAT® TK, an attract and kill(A&K) formulation designed to target all active stages of the deer tick, Ixodes scapularis Say, aspecies of major medical and veterinary significance in the U.S., due to its capacity to transmit Lyme disease and several other zoonotic pathogens. ISCA's sprayable, long-lasting SPLAT TK formulation w ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  5. Rapid Foodborne Illness Detection System

    SBC: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION            Topic: 85

    Approximately 47.8 million episodes of foodborne illnesses (to one in six Americans), occur each year and result in roughly 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths in the U.S. Approximately half of the reported foodborne illnesses occur in children, with the majority occurring in children under 15 years of age. The development of reliable and effective methods to detect foodborne hazards (pathog ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  6. ALARM: Next-generation food-borne pathogen detection

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: 85

    A leading public health problem affecting individuals world-wide is food poisoning. Pathogen contamination of post-harvest food sources is a major health issue. There is a wealth of information and data that indicate that the occurrence of infectious gastrointestinal diseases is globally on the rise; and that food-borne pathogens can readily adapt to environmental changes, contributing significant ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  7. Sustainable Indoor Growing System (SIGS) for the production of grafted vegetable plants prototype

    SBC: Grafted Growers, LLC.            Topic: 813

    The problem: Currently in the US, there is not an affordable way to fulfill the need of high quality grafted vegetable transplants for field growers and hydroponic greenhouse growers. The key issues that intensify the problem are: 1) the large number of seedlings needed in a single batch (US large farming operations), 2) the current high price of grafted plants and 3) the proximity of seedling sup ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  8. An Autonomous Robot for Field Transport of Strawberries

    SBC: Tanner Research, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Project SummaryWe propose to continue the research and development of a four-wheeled autonomous agricultural robot that, while light-weight and affordable, can assist in harvesting by transporting produce from a human picker in the field to a collection station at the edge of the field thus increasing picker productivity by 50%.Our primary focus for this effort will be on the harvesting of strawbe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  9. Low-Cost Sampling Approaches for Measuring Induced VOCs of Citrus

    SBC: Applied Nanotech, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Huanglongbing (HLB) is a pathogen that devastates citrus crops; growers and public response agencies need a portable, sensitive, in-field device to detect this pathogen in citrus crops. However, there are no low-cost, robust diagnostic tests currently available for early identification of this or other citrus pathogens under field conditions. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) testing i ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  10. Catalytic Production of Hydrocarbon from Biomass

    SBC: VISOLIS, INC            Topic: 88

    Conversion of biomass into useful fungible chemicals and fuels is a long-standing challenge. A key requirement of such processes is high efficiency of conversion for economic viability. Biomass derived sugars are highly oxygenated and need processing to remove to be converted into useful hydrocarbons.We propose an integrated bio-thermochemical platform for production of a specialty chemical, which ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture

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