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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. SeaTag: Design and Manufacture of a Family of Modular Archival Tags

    SBC: DESERT STAR SYSTEMS, LLC            Topic: 813

    The SeaTagTM project proceeds in Phase II to implement and test a family of micro observation stations that go beyond the concepts of traditional electronic data logging animal tags. These will include functions such as communication between SeaTagTM devices to obtain data from many animals when one tag is recovered or transmits. Deployment methods are extended to mounting on predators to monito ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Commerce
  2. Refining Broodstock, hatchery and weaning strategies: Key to the Commercial Culture of the Imperiled Giant Grouper

    SBC: Kona Blue Water Farms, LLC            Topic: 818

    Giant Grouper (E. lanceolatus) is one of the most desirable marine fish in the world. Its robust nature, tremendous growth rate, superb quality flesh and high value make it ideal for open ocean aquaculture. Phase I research marked the first time this species has been reared in the hatchery outside of Southeast Asia. Broodstock nutrition, spawning seasonality and lunar periodicity were defined. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Commerce
  3. 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
  4. Field Device for Determining Atomization Properties of Agrochemical Tank Mixes

    SBC: ARENA PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT            Topic: N/A

    Responsible and efficient use of agrochemicals is a balance between mitigating the undesirable drift and other off-site movement and optimizing the efficacy of the applied spray. Often, these demands can be in direct conflict, e.g., very large droplets reduce drift but may run off the target or may be ineffective against pests on leaf undersides. Depending on the immediate weather conditions, the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  5. Improved Method of Processing Papayas for Food Safety and Quality

    SBC: IQF DREAM, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Papaya is a major fruit commodity in Hawaii with over 28 million pounds utilized in 2006. 26.6 million pounds of the harvested papaya are used for fresh utilization and 2.3 million pounds for processed utilization. Processed utilization is currently for aseptic puree produced by a single processor. Additional processing of papaya would be valuable because there are an estimated 3.5 million pounds ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  6. Innovative Tools and Methods for Date Protection Using a Sex Pheromone Mimic

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In this Phase II USDA SBIR we propose to research and develop a SPLAT CMMP solution that is effective and long-lasting, that can be applied in a cost-effective manner, and that can economically replace Malathion dusting. Specifically, we will work toward further increasing the longevity of SPLAT CMMP, formulate different doses of SPLAT CMMP, explore alternate methods of application, and evaluate v ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  7. Organic control of the key pest of grapes in small eastern US vineyards: mating disruption simplified through mechanization

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The majority of grape growers in the eastern US grow grapes for juice on farms of less than 100 acres, yielding less than $200,000 in income. Most of this acreage is grown under contract with National Grape Cooperative for processing into Welch's grape juice and related products. Recently the grape industry lost a number of effective insect pest management tools, remaining with very few options fo ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  8. Converting Locally Collected Waste Plastics into a Clean, Durable Growth Medium for Orchids

    SBC: Kamuela Greenhouse/Specialty Orchids            Topic: N/A

    Hawaii orchid growers, of which there are more than 70, face increasing competition from mega-nurseries in California and Florida as well as from producers in Taiwan, Thailand, and Holland. The business model among Hawaii growers tends to small, family operated concerns, by choice and tradition. A single orchid nursery in Salinas, Calif., is larger than all Hawaii orchid nurseries combined. Hawaii ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  9. Expanding Domestic and Export Markets for Open-Ocean Aquaculture Products by Value-Adding

    SBC: Kona Blue Water Farms, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Increasing seafood production is important for the national economy, national health, and the environment. The U.S. Department of Commerceýýs goal is for a 5-fold increase in aquaculture production value, to $5 billion, by 2025. Open ocean aquaculture represents the best opportunity for meeting this goal. The main goal of Phase II research is to broaden the market for open ocean farmed products, ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  10. A Novel, Low-Energy Stripper-Membrane Hybrid Process for Bioethanol Production, Phase II

    SBC: MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The current distillation-molecular sieve process for ethanol separation from corn fermentation broth uses up to 20% of the energy content of the ethanol produced. It is expected that even more energy will be used to separate ethanol from cellulosic fermentation broths because they contains less ethanol. Therefore, development of a lower-energy ethanol separation process is of considerable interest ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture

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